Archive of posts tagged tendering and licensing

Klubrádió wins frequency fight

The Media Council has named Klubrádió the winner of the 95.3 MHz frequency, following a lengthy legal battle with the opposition radio station. The Council’s decision comes after a series of successful court verdicts for the broadcaster, including a March 5 ruling by a Budapest court, which found that the Media Council’s decision to invalidate Klubrádió’s tender bid was unlawful and its […]

Court rules Media Council’s Klubrádió tender decision unlawful

Opposition radio station Klubrádió has won another court victory against Hungary’s media regulator when a Budapest court ruled on March 5 that the Media Council’s decision invalidating the station’s tender application was unlawful. The decision is one of a series of successful court verdicts for Klubrádió, in what has become a lengthy battle by the station […]

Court: Media Council must reveal contracts with top TV stations

An appeals court has upheld a prior court decision mandating that the Media Council must disclose the terms of its contracts with Hungary’s two largest commercial TV stations, RTL Klub and TV2. Gabor Csuday, an editor at Kreativ magazine, and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) filed the case against the Media Council after the Council […]

Media Council gives Jazzy Radio five-year extension

The Media Council has extended Jazzy Radio’s Budapest license for five years, allowing the station to continue operating on its 90.8 MHz frequency until October 2018. The 2010 Media Act allows authorities to grant one-time, five-year license renewals to broadcasters if the operator has paid its license fees and has not repeatedly breached the media […]

IMG wins another government tender

Budapest-based IMG, a company specializing in media buying and media planning, won its second major government tender in two months with a HUF 2 billion (nearly EUR 7 million) contract from the Media Authority (NMHH) to run the communications strategy for Hungary’s digital switchover, Kreatív Online reports.

Media Authority awards IMG HUF 1.5 billion contract for public media

Budapest-based Inter Media Group Ltd. (IMG) media agency won a HUF 1.5 billion (EUR 5 million) tender to handle media buying for the Media Services and Asset Management Fund (MTVA), the body that manages Hungary’s public media, according to an announcement in early November. IMG is majority owned by Péter Patonai, who was appointed as CEO of the Hungarian […]