Hungary may return with new broadcaster

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Hungarian broadcaster DunaTV, which broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest this year, might submit an entry for Hungary in a future edition of the competition. Previously, broadcaster MTV had pulled out of the competition for financial reason.

DunaTV is still no full member of the EBU, which would be obligatory if they wanted to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest, but they are reported to be in negotiations with the European Broadcasting Union. It has also been stated that the broadcaster would most likely organise a national final to select singer and song. In 2010, they aired both semi finals and the final of the contest.

Hungary took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1994, achieving a fourth place, which ist still the country's best result. The only other time that Hungary reached the top ten was in 2007. In 1993 and 1996, the country did not make it past the qualification round, in 1999 it was relegated and between 2000 and 2004 as well as in 2006 and 2009, no entries were submitted.