BP Transfer Ticket

If you do not want to pay for two seperate transport rides (350 HUF each ride/ticket), you can buy a Transfer Ticket (530 HUF) valid for two rides between metro trains, buses, trams and so on.

Budapest Transfer Ticket

Your first trip is valid for 100 minutes and your second trip (the transfer) is valid for 80 minutes, but your transfer must be taken within the first 100 minutes. See the BKK Transport T&Cs.



Digi TV (Internet, Landline And Cable TV Package)

2017 List Of Digi TV English Cable Channels

Below you will find information about the various Digi TV cable television channels, and more importantly the English language television channels, available to you when you buy a Digi Cable TV (Broadband, Landline And TV) WebsiteDigi+ TV package (i.e. Broadband, Landline and Cable TV package).

Digi+ Package BROADBAND, LANDLINE AND CABLE TV

The current Digi offer is a DigiSmart Package Web PageSmart Package that allows you to select only the services you want - Digi TV, Internet Speed, Landline (VoIP) and contract length options. If you go for the full option (100+ Digi TV Channels, 1000/200 MBIT/S Internet Speed, Landline and 24 Months contract) your monthly bill will be reduced from the regular price of 8,800 HUF (£23.46) to the offer price of 7,040 HUF (£18.77). That is really cheap, compared to the UK, for Cable TV, a Landline Number and Fast Internet.

Crystal Clear CALLS TO THE UK

Calls to a UK landline are 15 HUF per minute and calls to a UK mobile phone are 40 HUF per minute. This means a one hour call to a UK landline costs 900 HUF (£2.40) only. Or put another way: For 990 HUF, you can make four 15 Minute calls a week for example to check up on family and friends in the UK. I have a similar Digi TV package in my Szeged apartment where calls are crystal clear and the broadband is very fast; even after being with Digi for more than two years.

What Are The APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?

The only requirements for a Digi contract are that you have a permanent address in Budapest, have permission to have Digi installed in its property (i.e. permission from the landlord, if you are not the property owner), have a valid passport, proof of your homeland address (i.e. your UK driving license) and a Hungarian bank account.

You do not necessary need a Residency Card or Address Card to get a contract, as you could be a property owner who does not need/want these documents for example, but you will need property ownership or property permission documents such as title deeds, a property ownership pre-contract or a permission letter from a landlord in order to have Digi installed.

How To APPLY FOR A CONTRACT

As a "Foreigner" who does not speak Hungarian, I would highly recommend taking a Hungarian with you to your nearest Digi office (i.e. the office at: Váci Út 35), even if the Digi staff speak English, simply because things get done better when a Hungarian is helping you. Hungarians to Hungarians, just like English to English, can interpret and translate better your requirements and circumstances.

The Application Form is quite straight forward, to a Hungarian!, in that it only requires your personal details (Name, D.O.B, "Foreign" Address and Hungarian address), your Hungarian bank details and your signature.

Digi TV, Broadband and Landline officeDigi TV Szeged

The Digi TV, Broadband and Landline office in Szeged city centre

When Will Your SERVICES BE CONNECTED?

Once the application form has been signed you will be given a connection date for your internet service and a 'switch on' date for your Cable TV.

If you need cables connecting within your property you should be told when the engineer will visit. However, most cable tv connections are done via the Digi box located within or just outside your apartment block. Either way, try and get a Hungarian friend around when the 'switch on' date is due so they can query any problems. If all is well: Just let the engineer do their job, sign their paperwork and enjoy your new Digi services.

How To PAY THE MONTHLY BILL

With Digi you can pay by Direct Debit, Cheque (a monthly bill sent by Digi in the post), Credit/Debit Card, In Person at their city centre office or Digi - Online PaymentOnline with a Credit/Debit Card.

The Digi TV CHANNELS

NOTE - Some television channels have a mixture of purely Hungarian langauge programmes, purely English language programmes and a combination of both. Furthermore, some Hungarian language programmes are watchable if they are cartoon, action film or sport whereby you can gather what the storyline/plot is about or what the rules of the sport are for example. So do not dismiss those television programmes, and channels, just because Hungarian is the commentary or narration.

ALSO NOTE - Some television channels duplicate themselves in that they have a High Definition broadcast channel too and/or they have a more modern version of their channel (i.e. RTL and RTL II); just like in the UK where you have Film+, BBC 3 and On-Demand freeview television channels that sometimes show the same programmes at a later time on the same day or later in the week.

Channel Name #No. Language(s) Programme(s)
HBO Wiki PageHBO 1 N/A Films/TV Series - Premiere (Pay) Channel
HBO 2 2 N/A Cable Films/TV Series - Premiere (Pay) Channel
HBO Comedy Wiki PageHBO Comedy 3 N/A Stand-Up/Films/Rom-Coms - Premiere (Pay) Channel
Cinemax Wiki PageCinemax 4 N/A Films/Documentaries/Action Series - Premiere (Pay) Channel
Digi Film 5 N/A Films - Premiere (Pay) Channel
Viasat3 6 Hungarian Films/Drama Series/Reality TV
M1 7 Hungarian/English Crime Dramas/Sport/Weather/News
M2 8 Hungarian Childrens Programmes
M3 9 Hungarian Films
RTL Klub 10 Hungarian American TV Series/Reality TV/Dramas/Game Shows
RTL Klub HD 11 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
RTL II 12 Hungarian American TV Series/Reality TV/Dramas/Game Shows
RTL II HD 13 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
TV2 14 Hungarian Drama/Comedy/Reality TV
TV2 HD 15 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
SuperTV2 16 Hungarian
SuperTV2 HD 17 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Digi Sport I 18 Hungarian Local and International Sport
Digi Sport 1 HD 19 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Digi Sport 2 20 Hungarian Local and International Sport
Digi Sport 2 HD 21 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Duna TV Wiki PageDuna 22 Hungarian Public/Domestic Channel With Country Specific Programmes
Magyar ATV 23 Hungarian News/Public Life/Current Affairs
Hír TV Wiki PageHír TV 24 Hungarian Hungarian News Channel
Pax TV 25 Hungarian Family Orientated Channel
Parliament TV 26 Hungarian
Echo TV 27 Hungarian News/Public Affairs/Business
di TV 28 Hungarian
Hatoscsatorna 29 Hungarian
Fem 3 30 Hungarian
Pro 4 31 Hungarian
Story 4 32 Hungarian
Story 5 33 Hungarian
Galaxy 34 Hungarian
Comedy Central 35 Hungarian
AXN 36 Hungarian Dramas/Series
AXN Black 37 Hungarian
AXN White 38 Hungarian TV Series/Films
Paramount Channel 39 English
Cool TV 40 Hungarian
Cool TV HD 41 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
RTL+ 42 Hungarian
Film+ 43 Hungarian
Film+ 2 44 Hungarian
Film+ HD 45 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Sorozat+ 46 Hungarian
Film Café 47 Hungarian
CBS Reality 48 Hungarian
TV Paprika 49 Hungarian
Cartoon Network 50 English
Boomerang WebsiteBoomerang 51 English Classic Cartoons Channel
Duck TV WebsiteDuck TV 52 Sounds/Effects Childrens Cartoon Channel
Nickleodean 53 English
Disney Channel WebsiteDisney Channel 54 English Childrens Channel
Minimax WebsiteMinimax 55 Hungarian Childrens Cartoon Channel
Megamax 56 Hungarian
Fix TV 57 Hungarian
Magyar Sláger TV 58 Hungarian/English
Musika TV 59 Hungarian
H!t Music Channel 60 Hungarian
Music Channel 61 English
Viva 62 English
MTV Europe 63 English
VAI Europe 64 English
Super One HD 65 N/A High Definition Broadcast Channel - Premiere (Pay) Channel
Super One SD 66 N/A Premiere (Pay) Channel
Fishing And Hunting HD 67 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Fishing And Hunting 68 Hungarian
History HD 69 English High Definition Broadcast Channel
History 70 English
Digi Life 71 Hungarian
Digi Life HD 72 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Digi World 73 Hungarian
Digi World HD 74 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
BBC Entertainment 75 English Comedy/Dramas/Documentaries/Reality/Children
BBC Earth 76 English Nature/Wildlife/Documentaries
Life Network 77 English Real Life Documentaries
Digi Animal World 78 Hungarian
Digi Animal World HD 79 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
National Geographical 80 Hungarian/English
Nat Geo Wild 81 Hungarian/English
Spektrum 82 Hungarian
Travel 83 English/Hungarian Tourism/Destination Facts/Cuisine/Culture/Shopping/Etc
ViaSat Explore 84 English
ViaSat History 85 English Factual programmes on history
ViaSat Nature 86 English Nature Documentaries/Crime Series
ViaSat Nature/History 87 English
ViaSat6 HD 88 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Duna World 89 Hungarian Public/Domestic Channel With Country Specific Programmes
EuroSport WebsiteEuroSport 90 English European Sports/Motosports
EuroSport 2 91 English European Team Sports/Niche Sports
Sport 1 92 Hungarian
Sport 1 HD 93 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Sport 2 94 Hungarian
Sport M 95 Hungarian
Sport Klub 96 Hungarian
ProTV International 97 Romanian Films/News/Entertainment - Channel for Romanians abroad
RTL 98 Hungarian
Deutsche Welle 99 English
Sat1 100 Hungarian
Pro7 101 Hungarian/German
Rai Vno 102 Hungarian
CCTV4 103 Hungarian
TV5MONDE 104 Hungarian/French
Arte 105 English
TVE 106 Hungarian
Sky News 107 English
CNN 108 English
Bloomberg TV 109 English
Nat. Geo. HD 110 English High Definition Broadcast Channel
Nat. Geo. Wild HD 111 English High Definition Broadcast Channel
Music Channel HD 112 English High Definition Broadcast Channel
M1 HD 113 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
M2 HD 114 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Duna HD 115 Hungarian High Definition Broadcast Channel
Duna World HD 116 Hungarian/English High Definition Broadcast Channel
EuroSport HD 117 Hungarian/English High Definition Broadcast Channel
EuroSport 2 HD 118 English High Definition Broadcast Channel
Budapest TV 119 Hungarian
TKTV 120 Hungarian
Telin TV 121 Hungarian

As you can see from above, there are quite a lot of Film, Drama and Sports channels. However, there are some nice mixtures in there too. Two of my favourite channels are Life Network and Travel that has some fascinating Documentaries (Reality Situations) on it. BBC Entertainment is also good for catching BBC dramas and soaps. And of course there is Sky News (the UK version).

NOTE - I use a Hungarian LG TV when in Szeged, Hungary, for use with my Digi TV cable television subscription. The TV has an EPG (Programmes Guide) button so I can see the programming schedules of the television channels and a multi-language set up option so I could have Hungarian menus or English menus for example. I used to use an old UK Toshiba TV, that worked fine in Hungary, before getting the LG TV.

In Hungary they are not 'Fully High Definition (HD)' ready yet. They are still in the 'HD Ready' mode, even though they sell 'Full HD' televisions, whereby Analogue channels are still broadcasting. So do not rush out to buy a brand new 'Full HD' television just yet!


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