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Athens Public Transport in the 1920s: Rare Black and White Footage Digitized

A rare silent movie of the Athens tram in the late 1920s was recently digitized by Greek state television (ERT) and was released on Tuesday. The astonishing footage, which dates from 1929, shows a two-carriage tram crossing the Koukaki neighborhood...

Greece's ERT Orchestra Performs in Hospital Courtyard in Tribute to Medical Staff

The Contemporary Musical Orchestra from Greece's Public Broadcaster ERT performed in the courtyard of Evangelismos Hospital in Athens on Monday evening as a gesture of gratitude for the hard work performed by the medical and paramedic staff of Greece's...

Prominent Greek Journalist Vassilis Lyritzis Dies at 62

Vassilis Lyritzis, one of the most famous and recognizable figures in Greek journalism, died on Tuesday morning at the early age of 62. The sad news of his death was announced by Dimitris Economou, a friend and co-presenter of Lyritzis'...

Teachers Bring Their Protest over Jobs to Greek State TV Studios (video)

A group of teachers was on ERT TV shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, interrupting the main news broadcast. The newscaster suddenly announced, mid-report, that the broadcast was being interrupted for a commercial break. When the newscaster returned from the break viewers...

Greece's Main Opposition Boycotts State TV

Main opposition New Democracy announced on Tuesday that is boycotting state broadcaster ERT, preventing its officials and members of parliament from appearing on the television station. According to an announcement issued by the party, it made its decision after a...

Greek Football Fans Storm State TV in Protest

Dozens of PAOK supporters have stormed the TV studios of state broadcaster ERT 3 in Thessaloniki and forced a sportscaster to read a five-minute protest message on the air. The fans were protesting at a decision by a sports court...

Bishop Calls on Christians to Boycott Greek State TV

The influential bishop of Kalavryta, Amvrosios, has called on all Greek Orthodox Christians to boycott public broadcaster ERT for its coverage of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar which opened recently at an Athens theater. In an open letter, the bishop...

'Anonymous Greece' Claims Hack of State TV

The Greek chapter of the Anonymous hacker collective has claimed to have infiltrated state broadcaster ERT, but the channel has denied there was any attack at all. The bizarre incident allegedly occurred on Monday night when, according to Anonymous Greece,...

Digital Radio Debuts in Greece

Digital radio arrived in Greece this week, with a first pilot broadcast coming from public broadcaster ERT’s facilities on Ymittos mountain overlooking Athens. Unlike many European countries, Greece has no definitive road map towards a switch-off from analog FM radio...

Disciplinary Action for Flushing the Toilet Live on Greek TV (video)

Four employees of the state broadcaster ERT were asked to appear in front of a disciplinary committee to explain how the sound of a toilet flushing was transmitted live to thousands of viewers. The incident happened during ERT’s live transmission...