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TV2 files suit for regulatory reprimand

Hungarian commercial television station TV2 announced it is filing a lawsuit to protest a half-day blackout imposed on the channel by the media content regulator ORTT.

TV2 disagrees with the ruling and finds the punishment excessive, the station’s marketing and communications head Liliána Grexa said.

ORTT reached the decision finding that TV2 broadcast a program in the afternoon hours that was damaging to minors, since the show discussed child molestation.

Earlier, the channel was to pay a fine, but later ORTT deiced on the more severe reprimand of making the station go off the air for 12-hours.

Just recently, ORTT imposed a similar ruling on rival commercial station RTL Klub. (Gazdasági Rádió)