Local and regional radio stations can apply again for funding for programme production
This year too, the Media Council publishes its call for tenders addressed to local and regional radio stations for the production of news programmes, public service and thematic magazine programmes, which can be applied for by operators beyond the borders too. Applications may be submitted for the tender with a budget of HUF 360 million in four rounds in 2022 and 2023. The deadline for submissions in the first round is 31 March 2022. The maximum amount to be claimed is HUF 10 thousand for news programmes and HUF 50 thousand per episode for the other two types of programmes.
Obliged service providers do meet the accessibility requirements
The Council approved of a review of audio narration for the visually impaired, which reveals that all services subject to the accessibility obligation – RTL Klub, TV2 and Duna Televízió – broadcast programme with the aid. Typically, the current episodes of own-production series are provided with audio narration, but some movies and television films are also broadcast this way. Although the accessibility practice of the channels differed in style and accuracy, the narration could be followed in all three media service provider’s case. An exceptionally large number of programme hours aired on Duna TV (18%) were provided with audio narration in the reviewed quarter.
The winner of the tender procedure published for the community use of the regional media service at Nyíregyháza 100.5 MHz is the sole tenderer “EURÓPA RÁDIÓ” Nonprofit Közhasznú Kft.
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.