A new thematic TV channel broadcasting only Hungarian films was added to the television programme offer in Hungary. Magyar Mozi TV (Hungarian Cinema TV) started broadcasting on Wednesday 1 March at 1 PM with the drama The Count of Fools. DIGI and Vodafone Hungary will test the newly launched channel over the next 3 months.
As the name suggests, Magyar Mozi TV will broadcast Hungarian-produced programmes. Its offerings range from popular TV series to classics and the latest films. Besides feature films, the channel also plans to show Hungarian short films, documentaries and animations. According to Index, theatre fans will also find programmes to their liking, as there will also be theatre broadcasts on Magyar Mozi TV.
The channel is launched by Tematic Media Group. “Their mission is to provide a platform for Hungarian films in the making and to enable filmmakers to make their work widely known,” the company said in a statement.
“Quality and entertainment are the main criteria when it comes to the programme. We want to bring to the audience the many excellent films that have been made over the past decades but are not widely seen on other channels. At the same time, we consider it equally important to show contemporary works. In today’s infinitely divided world, we here at Magyar Mozi TV want to show what connects us all,” said Márta Kertész, the channel’s editor-in-chief.
Magyar Mozi TV has already been included in the offer of Digi and Vodafone. The new content is available to DIGI subscribers through automatic or manual channel scanning at one of the following programme positions, depending on the service area: stations 101, 117, 168, 169, 182, 183 or 222, and at the end of the channel line-up in case of individual channel allocation. For Vodafone subscribers, the new channel is available at programme station 78.
Some titles from the channel’s March line-up include contemporary films such as Son of Saul, Space Picnic and Erasing Frank. Films from the 80s and 90s are also on show: Ripacsok, Time Stands Still, Junk Movie, The Fifth Seal, The Kangaroo and The Lovely Green Grass.
The two companies will test the newly launched channel over the next 3 months. Of course, the company’s management is also in talks with other operators to reach as many viewers as possible with the channel.
As we wrote earlier, the new streaming service provider SkyShowtime also arrived to Hungary not so long ago. The service provider launched on 14 February, with a subscription fee of HUF 1,999 (EUR 5.36) per month.
Source: index.hu, DNH