Euronews launches local Hungarian channel April 2013

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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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