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We Vote Corfu! Greek Island Competes For Europe's Best Filming Location

Corfu is a finalist in a European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) competition for the best European shooting location for television and film. The island was proposed by the Hellenic Film Commission and the Greek Film Center, which announced that Corfu is...

Foreign TV Crews Flocking to Film Glorious Greece

Three foreign television productions to be shown in Japan, Russia and the Netherlands will help promote Greece's beautiful landscapes and countryside abroad. Planned and organized with the support of Greece's National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), they form part of a strategy...

Simon Kassianides Joins ‘Suits’ Series Spinoff

Simon Kassianides has been cast in a spinoff of the wildly popular USA series "Suits", which  stars Gina Torres, Rebecca Rittenhouse, and Morgan Spector. In order to set up his character and backstory in the spinoff, Kassianides will appear in...

Ministry to Cut TV Ad Tax from 20 pct to 5 pct in April 2018

A special levy on TV advertisements will be lowered to five percent from 20 percent as of April 1, 2018, based on an amendment tabled by Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas, on Friday. The amendment concerns advertisements played on television...

Greece Can Support 4-6 National Private TV Channels at Present, Says NCRTV

The majority of participants in a meeting of Greece's broadcasting regulator, the National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV), have suggested that Greece can only support between four and six private television channels broadcasting nationwide, sources said on Monday. The...

Parliament Approves Return of Money to Media Owners From Cancelled TV Licensing Auction

The parliament plenum voted by majority on Wednesday an amendment which specifies the conditions for the return by the State of the money paid by media owners after the botched TV licensing tender. The amendment, submitted by State Minister Nikos...

Employees at Public Broadcaster ERT to Hold Work Stoppages This Week

Employees at public broadcaster ERT will hold a series of work stoppages as of Wednesday to protest against chronic problems, such as new hirings in specific fields throughout the country, independence from digital network operator Digea and a new...

Council of State Rules TV Licenses Tender Must be Repeated as Soon as Possible

The Greek Council of State plenum on Friday said that the tender for the nationwide TV licenses must be repeated as soon as possible. The ruling reaffirms the adamant position of the court legislation that the up to date...

New Democracy Says it Doesn’t Recognize the TV Licensing Tender

New Democracy does not recognize or accept the Greek government’s tender to auction off four nationwide broadcasting licenses, the party said in a press release on Thursday. The statement follows a presentation earlier in the day of the software that...

Debbie Matenopoulos to Co-Host ‘Home and Family’

Host and presenter Debbie Matenopoulos will be replacing longtime co-host of Hallmark's "Home & Family" talk show, Cristina Ferrare. Matenopoulos will be joining Ferrare's previous co-host Mark Steines on the show. Debbie is already a regular contributor to the show...