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.
DIGITAL Media & Communications Zrt
1037. Budapest, Montevideo utca 9.
Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, the Agatha Christie franchise with Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, the Murdoch Mysteries, Signed, Sealed, Delivered (aka The Lost Letters Mysteries), Good Witch, Desperate Housewives, Sex and the City and Hollywood blockbusters: STORY4 brings the world’s elegant, stylish, romantic, yet authentic and exciting face to the viewers. Its spectacular period series recall the atmosphere of the early 20th century, its classic crime series always surprise with an unexpected twist and its series featuring American foulmouthed and enlightened ladies both make you laugh and ponder of the issues of life. STORY4 also pioneers with bringing in new stories to the market from Eastern-Europe like Taste of Love from Slovakia. Thanks to its unique positioning STORY4 has been among the 5 most popular pay tv-channels in Hungary since 2008.
Das Traumshiff, Dream Hotel, romantic adaptations of Rosamunde Pilcher’s and Katie Fforde’s novels, British costume dramas and Latin-American soap operas form the core of the channel’s programming. STORY5 looks like a lovely postcard at which all ladies look with pleasure. STORY5 is the home of romance, sentiments, passion and eventful stories. It is a real treat for those who would like to get away from the world’s everyday noise and madding crowd if even for an hour. STORY5 combines the virtues of two former channels: Hallmark and Zone Romantica and thus has become one of the most popular female channels in Hungary.
Galaxy is a male skewed channel which offers both adrenaline and entertainment for its viewers. Its programmes include titles like Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders, Crossing Jordan, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, action movies from both Hollywood and Europe, e-sport events and video gaming magazines. Beside the strong featured yet smart crime programmes the channel offers documentaries and reality programmes to the audience giving Galaxy a remarkable diversity and dynamism. As a real innovation in the market the channel launched e-sport broadcasts first in Hungary pushing Galaxy with a high octane drift to an innovative track.