FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Country Focus Hungary 2009

Hungary has become one of Europe's international coproduction hubs over the past five years since the passage of important legislation that set up a tax rebate system that allows producers…
22-11-2009

Malnay named Chello Central Europe managing director

Levente Malnay joins Chellomedia as managing director of Chello Central Europe as of December 1.
17-11-2009

MTV Networks Hungary names new managers

MTV Networks Hungary has appointed Gábor Horváth Dori as its new general manager and Gábor Vörös as deputy general manager.
15-11-2009

Hungarian women's channel to launch in 2010

The ProSiebenSat1 group, owner of one of the major Hungarian commercial TV channel TV2 ( http://tv2.hu/ ) will launch TV3, a channel providing contents mostly for a female audience, in…
12-11-2009

PRODUCTION: Zsombor Dyga shooting Run to Ground

The young Hungarian director Zsombor Dyga is shooting his new feature thriller Run to Ground.
11-11-2009

PRODUCTION: Helen Mirren to star in István Szabó film

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will play the main role in the film in The Door for Hungarian director István Szabó.
08-11-2009

UPC drives Hungarian digitalization

UPC has become the leading provider of digital services in Hungary.
03-11-2009

Béla Tarr at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art in New York is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the American premiere of Satan's Tango (Sátántangó), Béla Tarr's masterpiece.
27-10-2009

New docu-series on Spektrum

On the Spot, a Hungarian documentary series, is launching on TV channel Spektrum on November 7.
26-10-2009

Kenyeres conquers Chicago

History of Aviation (A repülés története), a short film by Bálint Kenyeres, won the main prize (the Golden Hugo) at the Chicago International Film Festival.
26-10-2009

Production: Tamás Sas filming Night of the Singles

Tamás Sas (Nine and Half Dates, S.O.S. Love) is in production with a romantic comedy, Night of the Singles (Szinglik éjszakája).
16-10-2009

Hungarian box office on the rise

Both cinema attendance and box office showed growth in Hungary through August, 2009.
13-10-2009

New studios under construction in Budapest

Eight new studios are in construction in Budapest, with the first expected to open its doors in spring 2010 and the remainder completed by the end of 2010.
04-10-2009

Germans buy majority stake in Budapest Film

Ferenc Port, CEO of Budapest Film and Alexander van Dülmen, CEO of Germany's A Company Consulting and Licensing signed an agreement for the the German company to acquire a 51%…
30-09-2009

Magyar Telekom launches thematic channels

Origo Zrt. (www.origo.hu), part of the Magyar Telekom (www.telekom.hu) group, launches two thematic channels on September 28, Life Network and The Ozone Network, both available in analogue and digital cable…
27-09-2009

Nation-wide cinema days have record success

Moziünnep (http://moziunnep.hu), an annual cinema promotion event in Hungary, saw a record success for the September 17-20 screenings.
24-09-2009

The Father's Acre competes for European Film Awards

The European Film Academy has announced that the debut film of Viktor Oszkár Nagy, Father's Acre (Apaföld) will represent Hungary in the European Film Awards.
17-09-2009

Nickelodeon airs on TV2

Nickelodeon is broadcasting for the first time on Hungarian terrestrial TV.
15-09-2009

New boss at Hungarian Viasat3 and TV6

Camilla Hammer, currently the COO of Free-TV Emerging Markets within MTG (www.mtg.se), has also been appointed the new CEO of Viasat3 (www.viasat3.hu) and TV6 (www.tv6.co.hu) in Hungary.
14-09-2009

Summer box office in Hungary

U.S. films drew strong summer box office, with several titles competing for the top spot.
13-09-2009