HUF 280 million awarded to radios and televisions for programme production and operation including one operator abroad

Published: 17 February 2022

55 service providers are to be awarded more than HUF 90 million for programme production and nearly HUF 190 million for operating costs in accordance with the decision of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) adopted this week. The Council announced the winner in a radio frequency tender procedure in Vác.

Twenty-nine programmes can be produced from more than HUF 90 million

Twenty-nine programmes of twenty-seven operators were awarded a total of HUF 91.1 million in the fourth round of the 2021 incentive tender of the Media Council to promote the production of news programmes, thematic and public service magazine programmes. Bajai Rádió, Lakihegy Rádió in Szigetszentmiklós, 99.9 Rádió 1 in Kaposvár, Aktív Rádió 102.2 with reception area in Tiszakécske, Best FM Nyíregyháza, Európa Rádió in Sátoraljaújhely, Csillagpont Rádió in Miskolc, 88.7 MHz, 89.2 MHz Rádió 1 in Tiszafüred, Rádió Smile in Kiskunfélegyháza, Halas Rádió, Rádió 1 Part in Siófok, Gyula Rádió, Tamási Rádió, Pulzus Rádió in Berehove, Ukraine, and 90.9 Jazzy Rádió and Karc FM in Budapest won funding for the production of news programmes. The service providers of Gong Rádió with a reception area covering Kecel, Solt, Baja, Rádió 1 in Sopron, Rádió97 in Kiskőrös, 99.4 Rádió 1 with reception area in Komló, Egerszeg Rádió, Rádió Szarvas, 90.4 Rádió 1 in Szolnok, 101.8 Best FM in Székesfehérvár, Mega Rádió in Orosháza and Klasszik Rádió 92.1 in Budapest submitted successful tenders in the magazine programme category. FM90 Campus Rádió in Debrecen, Credo Rádió in Szombathely and 88.2 Rádió 1 in Kiskunmajsa won funding for the production of thematic magazines.

Nearly HUF 190 million is disbursed among community operators for operating costs

In the first round of the tender for community media service providers, the Media Council has decided to provide grants of around HUF 189.4 million to 28 applicants to support their running and operational costs. The following televisions submitted successful tenders: TV Szentendre, Szentgál Televízió, TiszapART television in Szeged, Karcag Televízió, TV Budakalász, Füzesabonyi Városi Televízió, Körös Televízió in Csabacsűd, Kiskőrös Televízió, Füred TV, Zemplén TV in Sátoraljaújhely, Városi TV Mohács, Danubia Televízió in Tahitótfalu, as well as Apostol TV and Hegyvidék Televízió in Budapest. The community radio stations receiving non-refundable grants include Csillagpont Rádió in Miskolc, Győr Plusz Rádió, FM90 Campus Rádió Debrecen, Mária Rádió in Veszprém, as well as 90.9 Jazzy Rádió in Budapest and the 91.6 MHz and 92.7 MHz entitlements of Magyar Katolikus Rádió. Small-community radios receiving funding include Első Pesti Egyetemi Rádió, ALPHA Rádió in Székesfehérvár, CREDO Rádió in Szombathely, Rádió Szentendre, Rádió Szarvas, Balaton Rádió in Siófok and Táska Rádió in Székesfehérvár.

The Media Council established that the winner of the tender procedure published for the commercial use of the local media service at Vác 87.9 MHz is the sole tenderer Katolikus Rádió Zrt.

The full agenda of the weekly meetings of the Media Council is available on the council’s website together with the minutes of the sessions and all the resolutions – the latest documents are published after the necessary certification and administration processes.