A new cable and satellite channel, FilmMuseum, is scheduled to launch in Hungary on November 15. Backed by private investors, the channel plans to screen Hungarian films and TV programming produced before 1980. It will initially broadcast for 14 hours a day.
The channel is funded for three years and plans to raise further revenue from both advertising and subscriptions. It is also hoping to bring on board companies from which it has licensed programming, including Hungary's oldest film company Mokep, Hungarian Television and the National Film Archives.