|Launched||24 December 1992|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV) and 16:9 (1080i, HDTV)|
|Slogan||"A nemzet televíziója" ("The Hungarian Nation's TV")|
|Broadcast area||Via satellite: Europe, North America, South America, Australia-New Zealand, North Africa, Middle East|
|Headquarters||Budapest, Hungary, Kunigunda útja 64.|
|Eutelsat 9A (Europe and North Africa)||11957,64 MHz V SR: 27500 2/3|
|Galaxy 25 (North America; encrypted)||11867 V SR: 22000 2/3|
|NSS 806 (North and South America; unencrypted)||3803 LHC SR: 27500 3/4|
|France Télécom Orange||Varies by local cable networks|
|UPC Romania||Channel 751 (digital with DVR)
Channel 183 (digital)
Duna TV had been originally funded from television licence fees imposed on owners of television sets. In July 2002, the government abolished the fee. Today, 80% of Duna TV's funding is secured by the state budget with the rest coming from selling television commercials.
Duna TV went on the air in December 1992 as the first Hungarian TV station to broadcast over satellite. Its mission is to create and broadcast programming for and news about Hungarian minority communities beyond Hungary's borders in order to help maintain their national/ethnic identity. A few years later, Duna TV became the first Hungarian station to broadcast 24 hours a day. In 2004, Duna TV began to broadcast in North America, South America and Australia. In 2006, Duna TV started its Channel II (Autonomy TV, today Duna World). In 2010, Duna TV tried to become a full member of the EBU to send a Hungarian representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, after MTV withdrew because of financial reasons. A decision by the EBU hasn't made yet. In 2011 Duna TV lost the rights to broadcast the contest after MTV returned for the 2011 contest.
The station is broadcast from Budapest, but has regional studios in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Târgu-Mureş (Marosvásárhely), and Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely) in Romania; Bratislava (Pozsony) in Slovakia; Subotica (Szabadka) in Serbia; Uzhhorod (Ungvár) in Ukraine, and other places.
- Official Site (Hungarian)
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