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Greek TV restarts

August 22, 2013

By Chris Forrester

The European Broadcasting Union has ceased retransmission of Greece’s ERT broadcasting website according to Greek News Agency ANA-MPA. The move coincides with the restart of Greek TV and radio transmissions.

Greece’s public TV and radio broadcasting was halted in June pending a financial restructuring of ERT.  News broadcasting recommenced on August 21st, and general entertainment programming will now ramp up, according to local reports.

The EBU says from June 12th until August 21st it had carried out 8.5 million live broadcasts in 4.4 million hours, with more than 2.5 million unique users watching ERT programmes through the Internet, while EBU representatives visited Greece frequently to meet with government officials and express disagreement with ERT’s closure.

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