Television in Hungary

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Audience shares of Hungarian TV channels, 2012

Television in Hungary was introduced in 1957. Transmission in color was introduced to Hungarian television for the first time in 1971. Hungary had only one television channel until 1973. It was only in the mid 1990s when private and commercial broadcasting was introduced to Hungary.

Free-to-air television channels broadcasting in Hungary

Free-to-air on DVB-T

Free-to-air on analogue

Analogue broadcasting in Hungary was phased out in two phases that were completed on July 31 and October 31, 2013, respectively.[1]

Free-to-air on satellite

Hungarian Channels by Groups

MTVA

  • DUNA: 0-24: National main channel of Hungary, since March 15, 2015. Started in 1992. Available in HD.
  • M1: 0-24: News channel, since March 15, 2015. It was the national main channel before, started in 1957. Available in HD.
  • M2 / Petőfi TV: 6-20: Kids channel since December 22, 2012, 20-6: Entertainment since March 15, 2015. Started in 1973. Available in HD.
  • M3: 0-24: Retro channel started in late 2013.
  • M4 Sport: 0-24: Sport channel started in 2015. Available in HD.
  • M5: 0-24: Started on August 18, 2016 as sport channel, (also called M5 Sport) because of the Rio Olympics 2016 and Rio Paralympics 2016, as cultural channel since September 18, 2016. (It was planned as a regional channel.) Available in HD.
  • Duna World: International channel of Hungary, since April 16, 2006. Available in HD.
  • M6: Planned as a regional channel. MTVA doesn't plan to launch it in the following years.
  • M3D: In the summer of 2012 it was the 3D channel of MTVA.
  • M4K: Planned as a 4K channel.

M-RTL:

  • RTL Klub: The most popular commercial channel in Hungary.
  • Cool, Film+,RTL II, RTL+, Sorozat+, RTL Spike: premium series' and films' channels (RTL Spike is owned by Viacom based on an RTL license)
  • RTL Gold: Brand new game show + more channel that went on air July 3rd.
  • Muzsika TV: Hungarian music

Channels in bold are available in HD.

TV2 Group

  • TV2: One of main commercial channel in Hungary.
  • Chili TV, FEM3, Humor+, Izaura TV, KiWi TV, PRIME, Mozi+, Super TV2, Spíler TV : premium series', films' and sport channels
  • Zenebutik: Hungarian music

Channels in bold are available in HD.

Central European Media Enterprises

National Channels

  • Duna (National channel) started broadcasting in 1992. (Free-to-air on DVB-T)
  • Duna World (International channel, since 16. April 2006.) (Free-to-air on DVB-T)
  • M1 (News channel, since 15. March 2015.) started broadcasting in 1957. (Free-to-air on DVB-T)
  • M2, started broadcasting in 1972., (M2 Kids Channel 6-20h), since 22. December 2012. (M2 Petőfi 20-6h) (Free-to-air on DVB-T)
  • M3, started broadcasting in 2012 (Free-to-air on DVB-T)
  • M4 Sport (Sports channel) started broadcasting in 2015. (Free-to-air on DVB-T)
  • M5 - (as sports channel from 5. August to 18. September 2016.(due to the Rio Olympics 2016 and Rio Paralympics 2016), from 18. September as a Cultural channel) (Free-to-air on DVB-T)

National commercial channels

  • TV2 started broadcasting in October 1997. (Free-to-air on DVB-T)
  • RTL Klub started broadcasting in October 1997. (Free-to-air on DVB-T)

National commercial premium channels

Cable channels

General and entertainment

News and politics

Sport

Movies

Series and telenovellas

Documentary

Animals

Travel and lifestyle

Culinary

Children & families

Music

Religion

  • Bonum TV (catholic - Also available on DVB-T)
  • PAX TV (catholic)
  • Heti TV (Jewish) (Also available on DVB-T)

Regional

  • Csepp TV
  • Csaba TV
  • DSTV Hungary
  • Főnix TV
  • Gyula Televízió
  • Kölcsey TV
  • Keszthely TV
  • Pannon TV
  • Williams TV

Adult

HD TV-Channels

Planned

  • Moziverzum

Defunct or renamed

Rating Shares

by Channel

The channels with the largest viewing share in 2016 are:[2]

Rank Logo Channel Group Share of total viewing (%)
4+ 18-59
1
RTL Klub RTL Group 12.18 17.87
2
TV2 TV2 Group 10.77 10.74
3 Duna MTVA 6.13 3.05
4
Cool RTL Group 3.84 5.18
5
M1 MTVA 3.32 1.73
6 M4 Sport MTVA 3.21 3.96
7
Film+ RTL Group 3.08 5.41
8
ATV 2.71 1.34
9
Super TV2 TV2 Group 2.56 2.89
10
Viasat 3 Sony Pictures Television 2.53 2.88
11
RTL II RTL Group 2.12 2.39
12
M2 / Petőfi TV MTVA 1.81 1.04
13
Story4 Central 1.78 1.38
14
AXN Sony Pictures Television 1.72 1.89
15
Comedy Central Viacom 1.71 2.05
16 M3 MTVA 1.70 1.56
17
Duna World MTVA 1.40 0.93
18
Mozi+ TV2 Group 1.36 2.02
19
Nickelodeon Viacom 1.30 0.58
20
Story5 Central 1.08 0.93
21 Sláger TV Tematic Media Group 1.04 0.67

by Television group

Rank Group Share of total viewing (%)
4+ 18-59
1 RTL Group 24.48 33.03
2 Duna Média (MTVA) 17.23 12.48
3 TV2 Group 16.79 17.21
4 Sony Pictures Television 4.97 5.61
5 Viacom 4.34 3.46
Others 32.19 28.21

Historical rankings

Channel Launched 2016
2015[3]
2014[4]
2013[5]
2012[6]
2011[7]
RTL Klub 10/1997 12.18 13.42 13.90 15.9 17.9 20.3
TV2 10/1997 10.77 12.50 14.05 13.6 15.8 18.6
Duna 12/1992 6.13 5.54 3.23 2.3 1.9 1.8
Cool 9/2004 3.84 4.43 4.10 4.2 4.4 3.6
M1 5/1957 3.32 4.04 7.65 8.4 9.2 7.9
Film+ 9/2003 3.08 4.12 3.85 3.9 3.5 3.5
Viasat 3 10/2000 2.53 2.96 2.65 2.8 3.8 3.6

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.origo.hu/techbazis/20130311-digitalis-atallas-nem-kell-uj-tevet-venni.html
  2. ^ "2016-os csatornanézettség: a 65 legnézettebb tévécsatorna". thetvhu.blogspot.hu. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  3. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2015: A 49 legnézettebb hazai tévéadó". sorozatwiki.hu.
  4. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2014: A 49 legnézettebb hazai tévéadó". sorozatwiki.hu. 22 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2013: A 49 legnézettebb hazai tévéadó". sorozatwiki.hu. 22 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2012: Az 50 legnézettebb hazai tévéadó". sorozatwiki.hu. 28 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2011: Az 50 legnézettebb hazai TV adó". sorozatwiki.hu. 11 March 2012.