Hungarian Court Awards Frequency to Klubradio, Nepszabadsag Says

Klubradio, an opposition Hungarian radio station which is appealing the loss of its frequency, should have been assigned a frequency it was awarded in 2010, Nepszabadsag reported, citing a first-instance court ruling.

The Media Council, which was set up after Prime Minister Viktor Orban won elections in 2010 and is the successor to the former media regulator, should have signed a contract for the 92.9 MHz frequency, the newspaper reported, citing a ruling today by the Budapest Metropolitan Court. The parties have 15 days to appeal the decision, Nepszabadsag said.

The court ruling establishes Klubradio’s contract for the 92.9 MHz frequency, the newspaper said. Klubradio meanwhile is appealing the Media Council’s decision to award its current 95.3 MHz frequency to another bidder, the daily said.

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