In 2015, two factors brought about change in the supply of accessible programmes. As a result of changes to the profile of public TV channels, the number of news and political information programmes increased, new news analysis programmes were launched and previous programmes were rescheduled or relocated to other channels.
From 2015, the relevant Act extended the accessibility obligation to all public-service programmes in addition to previously specified programmes, thereby making many programmes from almost all genres accessible to hearing-impaired viewers. The most marked increase was seen in the case of sports and music programmes as subtitles were added to the broadcast of games, matches and races in addition to sports news and summaries. Similarly, for different, music programmes, subtitles became available for Hungarian-language songs in addition to interviews and running commentaries.
In the period concerned, there were no significant changes in trends in the composition of programmes. Public-service media offered a rich selection of programmes, while thematic channels also sought to broaden their offering to include other programmes other than those in their profile. Primarily series, news programmes, productions for children and feature films were made accessible to hearing-impaired viewers this year as well. A significant share of accessible programmes included nonfiction, sports and information programmes as well as different music and speaking entertainment programmes. Besides cartoons and animated series, nonfiction, cultural and religious programmes for children were also broadcasted with subtitles. The most diverse mix of programmes was offered by Duna TV, while M4 had the most limited repertoire.