The 2010 Media Law contains detailed prescriptions to broadcasters about social and cultural diversity. Special emphasis is placed on the Hungarian minorities living abroad.
The mandatory thresholds of programme quotas are in line with European Union regulations.
Table 6: Minimum percentage of annual broadcasting time:
|Broadcasters||Public service broadcasters|
|Programmes of European origin||50%||60%|
|Hungarian programmes produced in Hungary||33%||50%|
|Programmes by independent producers or less than five-year-old European programmes||10%||15%|
|Less than five-year-old Hungarian programmes by independent producers||8%|
There are no special press quotas in Hungary.
Attracting international productions to shoot films in Hungary is a government priority. This is facilitated with frequent modifications to the 2004 Film Law and related governmet decrees. These improvements benefit Hungarian filmmakers as well.