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Hungary/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.7 Mass media

The entire media regulation was reconsidered after 2010. The most important prevailing regulations concerning radio and television broadcasters are the following:

  • content quotas for Hungarian programmes produced in Hungary by private and public radio stations are 35%, of which 25% must be produced in the last 5 years respectively;
  • content quotas for Hungarian programmes produced in Hungary by private and public television stations are 33.3% and 50% respectively;
  • quotas for programmes of European origin are 60% in the case of public television and 50 % in case of private television;
  • a minimum of 25% of films broadcast by the public television should have Hungarian participation;
  • quotas for independent producers' films are 10% European; 8% Hungarian for all private TV stations and the films must have been made in the last 5 years; and
  • for public channels, quotas for independent producers' films are 33.3% in general and 25% Hungarian.

There exist no special press quotas in Hungary.


Chapter published: 22-11-2016

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