Media Council decided on radio tenders at its latest session

Published: 12 September 2018

At its weekly session, the Media Council of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) awarded contracts in local commercial radio tenders for Nagykanizsa, Tatabánya and Székesfehérvár and also continued the assessment of the bids submitted in two other tenders. In addition, the Council granted HUF 1.5 million from the Hungarian Media Patronage Programme’s ad hoc tender budget in support of the request to film the reburial of submitted by Tibor Pettkó-Szandtner, the world-renowned commander of the Bábolna Stud.

Radio decisions

The Media Council awarded contracts in three local commercial radio tenders. In the tender for the Nagykanizsa 95.6 MHz radio frequency, the Council announced dtm Media Hungary Kft., the only bidder to submit a valid bid in terms of both form and content, as the winner. The Tatabánya 96.7 MHz and Székesfehérvár 101.8 MHz radio frequencies were awarded to LB Rádió Kft. and VLNC FM Rádió Kft., respectively. All three media services will broadcast networked with Rádió 1 on Budapest 96.4 MHz.

As part of the formal examination of the local radio tender for Kecel 99.6 MHz, the Council called on the sole bidder, Gong Rádió Kft., to remedy deficiencies, while during the content-based examination of the local commercial radio tender for Nyíregyháza 99.4 MHz, it requested LB Rádió Kft. and Sunshine Rádió Kft. to supply additional information.

Grant for a film

The Media Council allocated HUF 1.5 million from the Escher Károly Tender of the Patronage Programme, supporting the on-site filming of unexpected events of Hungarian relevance, in contribution towards the filming of the reburial of Tibor Pettkó-Szandtner. A distinguished soldier, stud commander and world-renowned carriage driver, Pettkó-Szandtner’s last to be buried in a pasture in Bábolna is about to come true after 60 years. András Pintér will use the footage for his documentary about the life of Pettkó-Szandtner. In the case of the ad hoc tender, creators must undertake to submit a valid application including the raw footage for which grant is received to the Patronage tender for documentaries and popular science films as well.