AMC Networks International - Central Europe (AMCNI - Central Europe), with its headquarters in Budapest, is a leading international company in the field of broadcasting and distribution of thematic television channels with a focus on the Central and Eastern European markets.
The current AMCNI - Central Europe portfolio includes 13 television brands in 4 genres. Sport: Sport1, Sport2, SportM, Kids: Minimax, Megamax, Infotainment: Spektrum, TV Paprika, Spektrum Home and Film: AMC, Film Mania, Filmcafé and Film+ (in the Czech Republic and Slovakia). The channels are programmed for local audiences, languages and markets, and are available on numerous platforms including HD, on-demand and mobile devices.
SPT Networks’ portfolio in Central Europe includes highly successful brands such as AXN, AXN Black, AXN White, AXN Spin, VIASAT3 and VIASAT6. The portfolio also includes the following non-linear services: AXN Now, AXN Player and Viasat Play. The business runs 14 localized feeds across 11 territories including Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia.
Digital Media and Communications owns and operates 3 television channels in Hungary. The company was founded in 2005 by the Finnish media group Sanoma and Hungarian television personalities. Hungary’s leading info-communication company, the Project Group acquired a majority stake in Digital Media in 2014. DMC’s first channel, STORY4 was launched in 2006, while the other two channels, STORY5 and GALAXY started their operation in 2011 and 2016, respectively.
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. In Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 19 Discovery brands reach 619 million cumulative subscribers in 109 countries and territories with programming customized in 21 languages.
HBO has been since 1991 the leading TV series and movie channel in Hungary, it broadcasts the best original television shows and Hollywood movie successes 24 hours a day without advertisements or interruptions. The most important aim of HBO is to provide cutting-edge, premium quality programs, such as the latest, critically acclaimed TV shows even with tough topics, the biggest blockbuster movies, and films for every member of the family.
The national commercial television RTL Klub began broadcasting in October 1997, and currently it is the market leading television channel in Hungary. RTL Klub is a member of Europe's leading entertainment network RTL Group, which is present in a number of countries with 59 television channels and 31 radio stations. The Luxembourg-based company is involved in the operation of television channels and radio stations not only in Hungary but also, inter alia, in Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain and Croatia, and produces popular talent shows, contests, dramas, soap operas.
RTL Group has furthermore interests in the Hungarian language channels RTLII, Cool, Film+, Film+2, Sorozat+ and RTL+, as well as Muzsika TV.
MTVA (Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund) is the media service supporter and asset manager organization of Duna Media Service Provider Non-Profit Private Limited Company which is responsible for all the public service television, radio and online services, as well as the public service news agency activities (MTI) in Hungary.
Origo-NWM group is Hungary’s influential multi-platform content provider. Market leader in advertising revenues and attendance. Its’ portfolio includes news sites origo.hu and vs.hu, female site life.hu, weather site koponyeg.hu, city and regional guides welovebudapest.hu and welovebalaton.hu, e-mail service [freemail], search engine OK.hu, video sharing platform Videa.hu and thematic television channels LifeNetwork and OzoneNetwork.
SPI is one of the media industry leaders for content distribution, movie channels, thematic channels and online media businesses. For more than 20 years SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical movies and television programming on the international market.
SPI has strong alliances with producers such as Miramax, NBC, Universal, Studio Canal, Summit, Lakeshore and many others. These alliances have resulted in SPI establishing its leading position on the video and VOD segments of the market. SPI’s current catalogue consists of over 3000 movies and series. Over the last 10 years in order to become a fully vertically integrated media company, SPI has developed local film channels. SPI has also invested in channel acquisition, film production, internet build up and hardware sales.
Business areas: content sales, TV channels / Pay TV, advertising sales, online businesses
Satellite and cable partners: Astra, Thor and Eutelsat, further Skylink, Digi, Blizoo, Total TV, UPC Direct, nc+, Cyfrowy Polsat, Freebox, Orange TV and many others.
Tematic Media Group (TMG) is an independent media company, being successful in Central Europe since 2003. TMG has 3 own channels (F&H; Slager TV; DoQ;), and 1 popular Radio Station: Sláger FM; all channels covering hobbies, music and sport genre Our 3 TV channels are distributed in 10 countries, more than 10 million Households.
The programming strength lies in our own production and local CE productions – knowing and understanding our viewers. The production department produces more than 1000 hours content in different categories.
TMG is also a distribution sales house with 49 channels in Central Europe.
TV2 Group owns one of the largest commercial television portfolios of Hungary. In 2016 the media corporation implemented the biggest portfolio extension and program investment of the past 15 years by launching various new channels. The corporation created a channel portfolio reaching all commercially significant target groups.
The media group operates one of the leading commercial terrestrial channels of the country, TV2, reaching several million viewers on a daily basis. Due to the outstanding ratio of locally produced programming the offering of the channel is a must have. SuperTV2 is one of the most dynamically growing cable channel recently, having the program offering of a big channel. Hungary’s brand new movie channel Mozi+ and the male entertainer Spíler TV are part of the group, just like Izaura TV for the fans of telenovelas and Zenebutik the music channel, dealing about great mood. Prime ensures premium entertainment with premier series and blockbuster movies, while FEM3 covers the trendiest lifestyle topics. Chili TV targets the ones in love with gastronomy, while Kiwi TV takes the youngest viewers to a fairy world. Humor+, the newest comedy channel of the country guarantees endless laughs.
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc., is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands. In Hungary, most of these well known brands (VIVA, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Channel) are aired in Hungarian language, while (MTV Hits, MTV Rocks, MTV Dance, MTV Live HD, VH1 Europe, VH1 Classic) are broadcasted in English. Viacom brands are viewed by more than 700 million households in approximately 170 territories across the world available in 37 languages via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media properties.
Besides linear TV channels, Viacom International Media Networks also provides non-linear digital content, various digital content rights, branded mobile products, international TV-programming contents and marketing cooperations.