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14th March, 2018

Costly Aquatics Championship video goes unseen

A three-and-a-half-minute post-event publicity video for last summer’s Budapest World Aquatics Championships cost Ft 230 million, but serves no apparent purpose, investigative news website G7 reports.

The video has apparently not been shown anywhere, the website adds.

The film was produced by a consortium in which Trinity as well as Young & Partners, media companies owned by Tibor Kuna, were also members.

Kuna maintains good relations with cabinet ministers Miklós Seszták and Péter Szijjártó.

After seeing the video, a source declared that anyone would be extremely happy to be paid Ft 2 million for producing it.

By comparison, the Oscar-winning Hungarian movie Son of Saul cost Ft 450 million, G7 added.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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