Kozep-Magyarorszag; Kozep-Magyarorszag; Budapest
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.20 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 April 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 May 2019
Foreseen end date
15 May 2019


Hír TV announced on 1 April that it will dismiss most of its employees, more specifically 180 out of 190. The contracts of the affected staff members will end in May. After that, they will receive compensation, and they are entitled to notice periods, in proportion of their years of service.

1 April is the official date of fusion between Echo TV and Hír TV. While the firm after the merger will retain the name Hír TV, it will be located at the former site of Echo TV, and a much larger share of Echo TV employees will remain employed.

The fusion with Echo TV comes not long after both TV channels came under the control of the same nonprofit media foundation (Central European Press and Media Foundation – KESMA) last November.



Eurofound (2019), HírTV, Merger/Acquisition in Hungary, factsheet number 97542, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97542.