ERT back on air after court ruling

Greece’s public broadcaster ERT is to cointinue broadcasting during a restructure process after a Greek court ordered its services to be put back on air. The ruling followed prime minister Antonis Samaras’ decision to shut down the broadcaster overnight to save money a week ago, a move that led to widespread protests at home and […]

Euro pubcaster chiefs demand ERT is restated

More than 50 European pubcaster bosses have demanded the Greek government reverses its decision to shut broadcaster ERT. France Televisions’ Remy Pflimlin, DR’s Maria Rørbye Rønn, ZDF’s Thomas Bellut, Rai’s Anna Maria Tarantola, the BBC’s Tony Hall and RTVE’s Leopoldo Gonzalez Echenique are among the signatories of an open letter to Greek officials issued through […]

Greek government moves to create slimmed down pubcaster as criticism mounts

The Greek government has unveiled plans to open a new, small-scale public broadcaster as criticism of its decision to close down ERT mounts both at home and abroad. A Greek government spokesman announced plans to create a new service at the end of August with fewer than half the staff of the shut down ERT. […]

EBU urges Greece to reverse ERT closure

The European Broadcasting Union has urged the Greek prime minister to “use all his powers” to reverse a decision to close the territory’s public broadcaster ERT. This week, the Greek government announced it was using emergency powers to temporarily close ERT as a cost cutting measure, in a bid to ease the country’s desperate financial […]

Greece 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, BBC World News said, “We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with ERT, particularly […]