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|Type||Analog and Digital television network|
|Availability||Worldwide via satellite|
|Founded||by Magyar Rádió|
|Launch date||May 1, 1957|
Color television was introduced in 1969. Magyar Televízió became an official name in 1970. And by 1971, MTV viewers had two national TV channels to choose from.
MTV's regional broadcasting centers are located in Budapest, Pécs, Szeged, Debrecen, Győr, Miskolc and Sopron. Programming is relayed nationwide via a network of county and municipal television stations. There are transmitters in most outlying areas of the country. By 2003, more than 80% of all urban households owned a television set. The percentage was considerably less in rural areas, but even the most remote village cafe has a TV and video or DVD player.
MTV today has the following channels:
Terrestrial channels (2) 
- M1 (channel 41): News and current affairs, broadcast from 05:00 to 02:00. M1 initially broadcast on May 1, 1957.
- M2 (channel 37): Science, technology and education, broadcast 24/7. M2 initially broadcast on August 18, 1971.
International channels (1) 
- Duna World: An international channel launched in 2006, offering a best-of package of programming from the three domestic channels to Hungarian worldwide.
Cable/satellite channels (2) 
- Duna TV: Introduced on December 24, 1992. Was rented by a private company from 1992 to 2012.
- M3D: 3D television channel, started on 25 June 2012
Regional channels (5) 
Since 2003, all above channels have also been made available via satellite. In addition, MTV has also offered 15 channels in the system of cable television MKTV, including many translated programs from Reuters, ESPN, Discovery Channel, BBC plus about 40 original channels but users have to pay for these programs.
List of channels on MKTV (Magyar Televízió) 
|EPG No.||EPG Name||Channel Name||Channel Type||Availability||Notes|
|1||M1||M1||Free TV||Free-to-air||Entertainment and News Magyar Televízió now owned MTV due to in 2000 and operated due to Hungarian Cable Television (MKTV) under all the contract|
|2||M2||M2||Free TV||Free-to-air||Education and Science Channel|
MTV has its own film production company, the Hungarian Television Film Center, or HFC, which makes made-for-television movies and miniseries. However, only about 30% of the entertainment programming shown on MTV is made locally. The rest is imported and dubbed in Hungarian. Shows include Korean and Chinese serial melodramas, which are the mainstay of nightly programming on M1.
Aside from news and current affairs programming, M1 devotes itself to orchestral concerts, ballets, traditional theater and ethnic minority culture shows.
See also