Euronews to launch 24/7 Hungarian Service in April
Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 17-12-2012

European international channel Euronews has announced the launch of its 24/7 Hungarian service based in Budapest next April and the opening of a local bureau incorporating a full newsroom.

The Budapest office will produce Euronews in Hungarian both on air and online for Hungary and for Hungarian-speaking communities around the world. This project involves the recruitment of more than 35 permanent employees who will join Euronews in Budapest, its headquarters in Lyon and its Brussels' office.

The Hungarian structure will run under Hungarian law and will be a 100% subsidiary of Euronews Group.

It will be the second Euronews service to be produced entirely in the home country of a language after Euronews Greek, which will be launched next week.

Euronews is already broadcast in Hungary, mainly in English and German. Today, the channel is available by satellite, cable and ITPV to 20% of Hungarian homes (787,000 households).