The municipal court of Budapest through a Tuesday ruling facilitated a broadcasting license for Klubrádió, in a suit filed by the radio station against the Hungarian media authority NMHH.
Klubrádió sued NMHH after it had won a bid for the 92.9 MHz frequency in Budapest, but the authority refused to conclude a broadcasting contract. In December 2010, NMHH's Media Council decided to invalidate the bid results, saying that Klubrádió already held a contract for another frequency. This contract, however, expired in February 2011. In its reaction to the ruling, NMHH said in a statement that it had confirmed the Media Council's position that one media owner should operate only one radio station in a given city, otherwise it could develop a "monopoly of opinion".
The ruling also demonstrates that no bidder could gain one-sided benefits or be given a preferential frequency, the statement added. NMHH will assess the ruling and determine further steps, said the document