- 23 Jan 2019 7:50 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
It was a surprise that Vajna did not have to donate TV2 and Rádió 1 to the new right-wing media holding in November, when the foundation swallowed 476 government-friendly media outlets, Népszava writes.
According to a source in the government, the ownership of Rádió 1 will also change.
CEO Dirk Gerkens told TV2 staff in an e-mail that work at the TV2 group continues as normal, despite the death of its owner.
Meanwhile, HírTV CEO Bálint Répássy has told his staff that co-ordination of the activities and operations of HírTV and Echo TV has begun, as decided by Liszkay’s foundation.
Initially technical and production aspects of the news departments will be co-ordinated.
The two TV channels were donated by their owners Lőrincz Mészáros and Gábor Széles to Liszkay’s media conglomerate in November, along with hundreds of other pro-Fidesz publications, websites and radio stations.