Watchdog whips webs for sex, violence.
BUDAPEST Days after being appointed president of broadcast regulator the ORTT, Gyorgy Kovacs punished commercial networks RTL Klub, SBS-controlled TV2 and regional net Budapest TV for violating media law.
The regulator slapped market leader RTL Klub for a newsmagazine that included violent scenes. TV2 was hit for an afternoon report on prison sex, and Budapest TV was sanctioned for ushering in the New Year with the broadcast of a live sex act. The penalties, issued March 31 but not announced until mid-April, include a two-hour suspension of broadcasting for RTL Klub, a half-hour suspension for TV2, and an hour suspension for Budapest TV. RTL Klub programming director Peter Kolosi said the net would challenge the regulator in court.
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|Title Annotation:||Hungary; Gyorgy Kovacs, Radio and Television Commission, Hungary|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 26, 2004|
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