Audience shares of Hungarian TV channels, 2012
Audience shares of Hungarian TV channels, 2012

Television in Hungary was introduced in 1957. Transmission in colour 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] However, analogue broadcasting is still active as of August 2021 in the Balaton area, at least.

Free-to-air on satellite

Hungarian channels by groups

Duna Média (MTVA)

RTL Magyarország (RTL Group)

Channels in bold are available in HD.

TV2 Group

Channels in bold are available in HD.

National Channels

National commercial channels

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

Regional

Adult

HD TV-Channels

Planned

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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.svg
RTL Klub RTL Group 12.18 17.87
2
TV2 2008.svg
TV2 TV2 Group 10.77 10.74
3 Duna MTVA 6.13 3.05
4
Cool TV 2014.png
Cool RTL Group 3.84 5.18
5
M1 logo 2012.png
M1 MTVA 3.32 1.73
6
M4 Sport+ logo.png
M4 Sport MTVA 3.21 3.96
7
FILM+ logo 2014 Hungary.png
Film+ RTL Group 3.08 5.41
8
Atv logo 2018.png
ATV ATV Group 2.71 1.34
9
Super TV2 logo.png
Super TV2 TV2 Group 2.56 2.89
10
TV3 logo.png
Viasat 3 Sony Pictures Television 2.53 2.88
11
Logo of RTL II (Hungary).png
RTL II RTL Group 2.12 2.39
12
M2 logo 2012.png
M2 / Petőfi TV MTVA 1.81 1.04
13
Story4 logo.svg
Story4 Central 1.78 1.38
14
AXN logo (2015).svg
AXN Sony Pictures Television 1.72 1.89
15
Comedy Central 2011 Logo.svg
Comedy Central Viacom 1.71 2.05
16
M3D logo 2012.png
M3 MTVA 1.70 1.56
17
Duna World HD 2012.svg
Duna World MTVA 1.40 0.93
18
Mozi+ logo.png
Mozi+ TV2 Group 1.36 2.02
19
Nickelodeon 2009 logo.svg
Nickelodeon Viacom 1.30 0.58
20
Story 5 logo.png
Story5 Central 1.08 0.93

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 2018[3]
2017[4]
2016
2015[5]
2014[6]
2013[7]
2012[8]
2011[9]
RTL Klub 10/1997 10.03 11.03 12.18 13.42 13.90 15.9 17.9 20.3
TV2 10/1997 10.22 10.72 10.77 12.50 14.05 13.6 15.8 18.6
Duna 12/1992 3.98 5.48 6.13 5.54 3.23 2.3 1.9 1.8
Cool 9/2004 2.98 3.33 3.84 4.43 4.10 4.2 4.4 3.6
M1 5/1957 2.93 3.39 3.32 4.04 7.65 8.4 9.2 7.9
Film+ 9/2003 3.18 3.31 3.08 4.12 3.85 3.9 3.5 3.5
Viasat 3 10/2000 1.82 1.87 2.53 2.96 2.65 2.8 3.8 3.6

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hogyan készüljünk a digitális átállásra?".
  2. ^ "2016-os csatornanézettség: a 65 legnézettebb tévécsatorna". thetvhu.blogspot.hu. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  3. ^ "2018-as nézettség: a 71 legnézettebb magyar tévécsatorna". hu.crt-tv.com.
  4. ^ "2017-es nézettség: a 71 legnézettebb magyar tévécsatorna". hu.crt-tv.com.
  5. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2015: A 49 legnézettebb hazai tévéadó". sorozatwiki.hu.
  6. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2014: A 49 legnézettebb hazai tévéadó". sorozatwiki.hu. 22 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2013: A 49 legnézettebb hazai tévéadó". sorozatwiki.hu. 22 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2012: Az 50 legnézettebb hazai tévéadó". sorozatwiki.hu. 28 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Csatornanézettség - 2011: Az 50 legnézettebb hazai TV adó". sorozatwiki.hu. 11 March 2012.