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MTVA establishes Hungary's largest audio-visual archive

The Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) has established Hungary's largest audiovisual archive from the combined audiovisual materials of the country's public television and radio stations as well as the Hungarian News Agency MTI, archive Director Zsuzsanna Kálomista said on Wednesday.

Kálomista said the public archive contains 13 million photo negatives, 3.6 million sheets of microfilm, 1.1 million audio materials, 500,000 video materials, 363,000 hours of film, 166,000 books and 50,000 musical scores from the unified collections of public television stations Hungarian Television and Duna TV, public radio station Hungarian Radio and MTI.

The National Audiovisual Archive is expected to be merged in the new public media archive, she said. The archive will provide services to costumers in the government sector and plans to sell online content to clients outside the public sphere.