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MEGA, Greece's First Private TV Channel, Set to Return to Air

The MEGA Channel, Greece's first private television broadcaster, is set to return to the country's television airwaves in just a few days. On Monday, the channel released its first video on the internet, announcing its official return -- but without...

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...

Mega TV Channel May Go 'Off the Air' Due to Debts to Signal Provider Digea, Workers Warn

Mega television's digital frequency may soon "go off the air" -- possibly as early as Friday night -- due to the owner company's outstanding debts to the Greek digital signal provider Digea. According to embattled Mega employees, Digea's board...

The Next Day of National Broadcasting in Greece Finds Many Unemployed, Indignant, Bitter

After the television license tender that finished early Friday morning with four winners, the next day in national broadcasting in Greece finds four established television stations at the stage where they have 90 days to stop broadcasting. Three emblematic TV...

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...

TV Channels, Ad Agencies Write Joint Letter Against New State-Owned Ad Monopoly

The Greek government's plans for a new state-owned agency for selling television advertisements have been strongly opposed by broadcasters after it was unveiled, days after the new controversial auction to limit new private television licenses. A joint letter between...

Greece's Media: 11 Groups Bid for Four Private TV Licenses

The deadline for the submission for TV licenses with the Greek General Secretariat of Communication was at 3 p.m. on Monday. Eleven applications were made, however only four will be successful. Those who applied were: Skai S. A. Star...

Mega TV Saved From Bankruptcy But Still Hanging on a Limb

Last-ditch efforts to save Greece's private Mega channel from bankruptcy paid off on Wednesday with an agreement between shareholders reached at the eleventh hour. Shareholders reportedly agreed to put up three million euros within a week so as to...

Journalist Theodorakis Sets Up Political Party

Noted Greek TV journalist Stavros Theodorakis said he's leaving the major network station Mega and the newspaper Ta Nea and giving up his profession to enter politics and create a new European policy to foster a broader Leftist movement. According...

Members of Golden Dawn Attack Mega TV (video)

On March 25, Golden Dawn’s deputies and other members of the party gathered outside Mega, one of  the biggest Greek private TV channels, to protest against a Turkish TV series that was screened on the  anniversary of Greek Independence...