The Council approved the frequency plans for four regional radio media services and their draft calls to tender. Media service providers’ licences for local frequencies Baja 88.7 MHz, Budaörs 104.8 MHz, Dabas 93.4 MHz and Solt 94.1 MHz are due to permanently expire in February next year after 12 years and the Council decided for each of the relevant tenders that these frequencies will remain in commercial use. A public hearing on the drafts is expected to be held on 19th October.
Having performed a content-based examination in the tender for the Sopron 94.1 MHz local frequency, the Council selected the current service provider, Pannon-Sopron Kft., as the winner that will continue to broadcast networked with Budapest 96.4 MHz under the name Rádió 1 Sopron 94.1 MHz.
The Media Council authorised FM7 Heves Kft. to have its media services on the frequencies Gyöngyös 101.7 MHz and Hatvan 87.9 MHz networked with Budapest 96.4 MHz from 1st October. The networked frequencies the service will be broadcasted under the name 101.7 Rádió 1 instead of the previous FM7 101.7 and 87.9.
Having carried out a formal examination in the tender for the commercial use of the Kecel 99.6 MHz frequency, the Council registered the only bidder, Gong Rádió Kft.
Immediate filming grant
Under the Hungarian Media Patronage Programme’s Escher Károly Tender supporting immediate on-site filming costs, director Csaba Káel received HUF 1.8 million in ex-post funding to shoot footage about the reconstruction of the Opera for his documentary about gems of historicist architecture in Budapest. At the same time, the successful applicant undertakes to apply with the raw footage in the next round of the Ember Judit Tender.