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Cat Interrupts Greek Evening News Interview for Coronavirus

A cat appeared out of nowhere on television screens all over the country during a live discussion with a coronavirus expert on a Saturday evening news program in Greece, reminding everyone of the perils of appearing on television from...

Greece Grants TV Licenses to 5 Media Groups

Greece's independent regulator granted TV licenses to five of six bidders after a 12-hour meeting this week. The National Council for Radio and Television (NCRT) announced that SKAI TV, STAR, Alpha, Antenna and E TV have been unanimously approved to...

Greek Authorities Vote to Take Mega TV Off-Air

Greek TV channel Mega faces closure after the country's National Council of Radio and Television voted to end its operations on Tuesday. The channel, which has been broadcasting repeats for months amid claims its staff has not been paid, tried to...

Greece's Star Channel Picks Up Successful Dutch Interactive Game Show

Greek television network Star Channel has ordered 5 Gold Rings, a successful interactive game show format by Netherlands-based producer Talpa Media and ITV Studios production company Possessed. Greece is the fifth country to pick up the program, following the Netherlands,...

Greece: Nine Media Companies Shortlisted In Controversial TV Licensing Process

The Greek government announced the shortlist of nine private TV channels on Thursday, August 11, as part of the controversial licensing tender. The country’s leftist government has often been accused of political bias, after announcing that the number of...

Bill on TV Licenses Submitted to Greek Parliament

The draft law on TV licenses was submitted to Parliament late on Wednesday, February 10. According to the provisions of the draft law, four licenses will be granted and the starting price will be determined by a joint decision of...

Greek State Minister: Less than 5 Private TV Channel Licenses

The number of nationwide TV licenses allocated by the Greek government to private broadcasters via a public tender will be less than five in order to secure their viability, Greek State Minister Nikos Pappas said during an interview on...

ERT’s First Broadcast in 1966

On 23 February 1966, Greece’s public broadcaster ERT, which was named National Radio Foundation (EIR) at the time, made its very first official appearance. EIR’s broadcaster, Eleni Kypraiou, was the one to welcome the audience, the few people who had...

ERT Deal for BBC World News

The BBC has signed a carriage deal with Greek broadcaster ERT for its BBC World News channel. ERT will add BBC World News to its digital package, giving the channel a reach of 3.6 million Greek homes. Colin Lawrence, commercial director...

Greek TV Should Broadcast International Coproductions To Pull Through Economic Crisis

Greek producers must look to international coproductions if they are to get through the country’s growing financial crisis, according to a producer at 2k Films. George Kalomenopoulos, a producer at Athens-based 2k Films, explained to C21 the impact of the...