Budapest, January 6 (MTI) – Public television M1 will from March 15 broadcast non-stop news and transfer its non-news programmes to Duna TV, a joint statement by the leaders of public media outlet MTVA, channels M1 and Duna TV said on Tuesday.
A sports channel dubbed M4 will be launched in July and M2 will broadcast music programmes in the evenings from March.
The Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund MTVA will give a complete overhaul to the M1 channel, which is set to broadcast news around the clock, with news magazines including bulletins on stocks, economy, farming, innovation and culture. Programmes will also cover European and global politics as well as events in the Carpathian Basin.
M1 will broadcast an English-language news roundup late in the evening. MTVA has commissioned British media professional Simon Jago to draw up a brand-new design to M1, the statement added.
Duna TV, the channel that traditionally targeted audiences beyond the borders, launched in 1993, will take on the role of the “main public channel” and will host popular programmes, cultural and religious magazines currently running on M1.
The statement said that MTVA would renew its mobile platforms too.