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Changing Media Regulation in Europe: VIASAT3 in Hungary

  • Mihály Gálik
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Abstract

MTG, which has 95% interest in Viasat Hungaria Ltd., decided to finish legal disputes that had been going on between Viasat Hungaria Ltd. and the national regulatory authority (NRTB) regarding the Viasat3 channel for a long time. NRTB had fined the broadcaster many times since the launch of Viasat3 channel on 23 December 2000 due to the alleged violations of the Broadcasting Act passed in 1996 by the Hungarian parliament. The frequency of fines, one every second week on average, indicates the extreme regulatory activism in the Hungarian television market.

Keywords

Television Service Television Channel Television Scene Legal Dispute National Regulatory Authority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihály Gálik
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  1. 1.Department of Media, Marketing Communication and TelecommunicationCorvinus University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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