Data reconciliation for pre-paid, SIM-card based subscription contracts
The Act also requires data reconciliation upon the conclusion of a new subscriber agreement, which must be annually repeated for existing agreements. Furthermore, service providers must review existing agreements and identify their existing subscribers by 30 June 2017 or their agreements will be terminated.
Protection of minors – age rating
As parents, grandparents or even as adults caring for the neighbour’s children, we should know what is on TV when the children are sitting in front of it. In the corner of the screen as well as in the cinema programmes, coloured circles help us all in that regard.
Maintaining the equal opportunity of the hearing impaired
NMHH pays special attention to maintaining equal opportunity to all and, within context, it continuously monitors if television stations comply with their regulatory requirements pertaining to accessibility.
Nowadays, modern televisions and set-top-boxes offer various options to ensure that children can access only channels and programmes we would like them to.
Media surveillance activity
Legislative provisions applicable to all Hungarian media content providers are set out in the Media Act. NMHH oversees compliance with the law by the affected media, including televisions.
Films sponsored under the Hungarian Media Patronage Programme of the Media Council of NMHH
Whenever it appears at the end of a film that the production was sponsored by the Hungarian Media Patronage Programme, it means that the film received funding from the film programme of the Media Council.
How do we watch TV?
Households typically use five television broadcasting platforms: analogue cable, digital cable (IPTV), digital terrestrial (paid or free) and satellite using a satellite dish.
NMHH provides the frequencies where television programmes are broadcast
NMHH is responsible for the management of the frequency assets of Hungary. Frequency management comprises activities intended to serve the regulated national and international use of the radio spectrum.
Television stations in Hungary
NMHH registers media services, including all Hungarian television stations.
Each year the Media Council of NMHH determines which media service providers are considered to have substantial influence (abbreviated as JBE in Hungarian). Identifying these service providers is important because the law imposes additional obligations of public interests on these media.