Hungary’s first pay TV operator Magyar Telekom adds Euronews Hungarian, the only international news media produced in Hungarian to all its platform’s basic-level offers.
Launched in May 2013, Euronews’ Hungarian service is a 24/7 news outlet dedicated to the Hungarian market, produced from Budapest.
Magyar Telekom, part of Deutsche Telekom Group, has now included Euronews Hungarian to the basic packages on IPTV and cable and to the family package on satellite allowing Euronews to reach more than 860,000 subscribers.
With this new distribution agreement, Euronews Hungarian is now available in 1.2 million homes throughout the country.
Produced by a team of 31 people including 24 journalists at the Budapest bureau, two at the Euronews HQ in Lyon and three in the Brussels bureau, the 24/7 Hungarian news service will celebrate its fifth anniversary in May 2018.
Attila Kert, a renowned Hungarian journalist with 25 years of experience, is the Director of Euronews Hungary Kft., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Euronews SA.
Euronews Hungarian TV is available across Europe thanks to the Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B satellite. The Hungarian newsroom also provides news and reports for hu.euronews.com, the mobile app, the YouTube channel, and also for its social media accounts: Twitter @euronewshu and Facebook
Since May 2017, as part of the new Euronews strategic plan to adapt itself to the expectations of its multiple local audiences, Euronews Hungarian has started to shape its international news bulletins and to produce specific stories to resonate with the Hungarian audience’s interests. To fully implement the new strategic plan, Euronews’ Hungarian team is set to launch a range of new flagship programmes in the coming years.
(Source: Euronews press release)