The NMHH Media Council ruled on supporting an animation film festival

Published: 26 September 2017

At its weekly session, the Media Council of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority passed rulings on the formal validity of tenders received for local radio frequencies, network connections and festival grants. RTL Klub was fined for inappropriate product placement.

The Council decided to yet again support the World Festival of First Animations hosted from 18-21 October in Budaörs, Hungary and within the framework of the cooperation, it offered a reward for the winners of the George Pal Prize presented to the most promising Hungarian talent, the Macskássy Gyula award for the creator of the most popular Hungarian film by popular vote as well as the Csermák Tibor award for the most popular Hungarian animated tale based on the votes of the child-age audience, in a total of HUF 1.5 million. Last year, these awards were presented to Luca Tóth (Superbia), Réka Bucsi (Love) and – shared by – Örs Bárczy (Hey Deer!) and Farkas Bálint Gelley (Door to Othertown – Chapter One: Messenger).

The Council fined RTL Klub for a total of HUF 400,000 after the administrative inspection of the April and May broadcasts of the program entitled Bringasáv concluded that they placed unnecessary emphasis on presenting the products of a financial institution offering trade credit and encouraged the purchase of the products of the sponsoring firm in a manner which violated the spirit of the law.

In the tendering procedure of the Nagykanizsa 95.6 MHz local commercial radio frequency, the Media Council accepted the additional information submitted by dtm Media Hungary Kft. and registered the tenderer. The Council followed suit in the case of Médiahíd Kft., which was the only tenderer to submit a bid in the tendering procedure of the Telkibánya 100.6 MHz local commercial radio frequency, which has therefore fulfilled the formal requirements. At the joint request of Zalaegerszegi Televízió és Rádió Kft. and Radio Plus Kft., as of 15 October, the Council authorised the Zalaegerszeg 95.1 MHz and Budapest 96.4 MHz radio service providing right to be connected into a network and for the previous Egerszeg Rádió to continue broadcasting under the name of 95.1 Rádió 1.