It was recently revealed that this year the MTV EMA, MTV’s Europe Music Awards, will be held in Hungary. More precisely, this year, the award show will be broadcasted from London and Budapest at the same time, and most of it will take place online due to the pandemic. According to the statement of the organizer Hungarian Tourism Agency, one of the Hungarian presenters will be world-renowned Hungarian model Barbara Palvin.
The statement of the Hungarian Tourism Agency quotes government spokeswoman Alexandra Szentkirályi, who said that she is “pleased to announce that the world-famous model Barbara Palvin will be one of the presenters of the event at Hungarian venues.”
The announcement even reads that “during the event on November 8, the audience will be able to see the special places of our country around the world, take part in a virtual tour led by Barbara Palvin and discover Budapest and several iconic places in Hungary.” Barbara Palvin also spoke on the subject, saying it was a huge opportunity for Hungary because “we can finally show the world how beautiful our country is”.
The event will be held virtually in the two cities on November 8. Viewers can follow the awards ceremony, the MTV EMA 2020 Show, from four iconic venues in Hungary and London. The Hungarian Tourism Association Foundation (MTSZA) submitted an application for the event in 2019, and the Government of Hungary provides support for the event through the Hungarian Tourism Agency. The head of the agency, Zoltán Guller said that the program, featuring “iconic Budapest sites,” will be available to nearly one billion people in 200 countries on television and via the internet. This is a great opportunity to “show that Budapest is the best destination in the region.”
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