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A kezdet és a csúcs
The Beginnings and the Pinnacle

Author(s): Tamás Vitray
Subject(s): Anthropology, Sports Studies
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Hungary; sports history; broadcasting; football; commentators; Olympic Games

Summary/Abstract: The author, who is one of the most prominent Hungarian sports commentators, reminisces about the humble beginnings of sports broadcasting in his country, the differences between television and radio sports broadcasting styles, and the characteristic of black-and-white TV broadcasts. According to his opinion, and contrary to the popular belief of the fans, sports events broadcasted by television can be at least just as enjoyable to watch as the actual event. The role of the commentator has also changed in time because of new information technologies which empower the viewer. The author’s personal history of sports broadcasting also contains an overview of his activity as a long-time TV commentator of the Olympic Games for the Hungarian-speaking public.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 32-36
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Hungarian