Euronews launches local Hungarian channel April 2013
Euronews unveiled plans to launch its Hungarian local newsroom in Budapest next April.
The Hungarian will be the channel's 13th national edition and the second – after Greece – to be based on a local newsroom, Euronews CEO Michael Peters said on a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday.
The project – co-financed by Euronews and the European Commission – offers 37 full-time jobs: 22 journalists and a technical and support staff of 15 will work in Budapest, Brussels and at Euronews Headquarters in Lyon. The recruitment of the head of team is only a matter days, and the rest of the staff will be recruited by February 2013, Peters said.
Euronews is already available in 20% of the Hungarian households. It's the 4th biggest news channel in Hungary, 7% of the Hungarians watch Euronews at least a week, according to EMS Europe.
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