The Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) will double its allocations to support and develop ethnic Hungarian radios and televisions in the Carpathian Basin, the fund’s chief executive said at a summer university for Hungarians in Baile Tusnad (Tusnadfurdo), central Romania, on Thursday.
The MTVA has so far contracts with local TV studios of Odorheiu Secuiesc (Szekelyudvarhely) and Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvar) and will conclude new ones with another eight studios by early autumn, Istvan Borocz said.
The MTVA will also expand cooperation with local production teams in towns and cities in the Carpathian Basin to include Brasov (Brasso), Senta (Zenta), Dunajska Streda (Dunaszerdahely) and Sturovo (Parkany), he said.
The Fund will support technical upgrades in several studios, of which the first two in the line will be the studios in Odorheiu Secuiesc and Cluj-Napoca, said Borocz.
“The network of these studios in neighbouring countries must be upgraded so that they can produce quality content,” he said.
He told MTI that the MTVA wanted to set up a system in which TV, radio and news agency reporters in a county or a city could coordinate their work.