The General Assembly of EBU proceeded to the recognition of the Greek public broadcaster NERIT as an official member of the union. The decision came just before the beginning of this year's Eurovision process, after a series of complications that has lasted about one and a half years, since the closure of ERT. Read more »EBU accepted NERIT after 1Mi. of debts was paid. Coincidence?
According to the Amendment 2071/41 12.05.2014 filed in the Ministry of Infrastructure bill for transport, telecommunications and public works, the government gives itself an extension of one more year (the tenth in a row) for granting new radio station licenses, but also for completion of licensing digital broadcast content providers. The amendment xtended the relevant deadlines of December 31, 2014 until December 31, 2015. Read more »Greek government blindly extends radio licenses for a 10th year
The Supervisory Board of the Greek Broadcaster NERIT cannot function, after the resignation of Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board Andreas Zoulas, which followed the resignation of both NERIT's chiefs, Markidimitris and Moronis. The resignation was accompanied by reports of heavy government intervention in the television program, but also for the seizure of 50% of the license fee. Additionally, until further notice, the tender for the selection of the new President - CEO and other members of the Board remains blocked. Read more »Majority of Greek Broadcaster's Trust Board resigned after governmental intervention
The end of operation of the Greek Service of VOA (Voice of America) after 72 years was announced yesterday by the radio network. The decision was taken due to cuts in the budget allocated for the operation of the news organization, but also due to the effort to use the broadcaster for the diplomatic needs of the United States. The last show will be aired Tuesday morning via satellite and it will be relayed to Greece by Skai Radio and City 106,1 in Thessaloniki. Read more »End of an era: The Greek Service of the Voice of America ceases operations
A decision of the Supervisory Board of the Greek Public Broadcaster NERIT, defined today Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Mr. George Borodimos as a member of the Board of Directors. According to the press release, "The Management of NERIT is particularly pleased with the choice and believes that Borodimo's participation in the Board - due to his prior service in the field of Justice - will be instrumental in observing transparency, legitimacy and accountability in the functioning of the Broadcaster and to clarify cases of intransparency that may have occurred in the past. Read more »Public prosecutor of High Court as member of the Board of the Greek broadcaster
This year's Greek amateur radio contest, the 13th one, will be on air for 5 and 6 July, by daybreak Saturday, the 5th of July, until dawn the following Monday. The Aegean VHF Contest, is aiming to engage as much young and old amateurs from the all geographic regions of the country, including clubs, groups and individuals, in a common Greek amateur radio activity. Radio amateurs are invited to take all of their equipment, and operate from home or from a fairly high point by calling: «CQ CQ CQ Aegean Contest». Read more »Aegean VHF contest: Greek radio amateurs target the bands of Europe!
The executives of EBU who were in Athens for a meeting with NERIT administration yesterday have not been convinced that the new Greek Public Broadcaster is in full operation. Therefore, EBU has not accepted yet the request of NERIT to be a full member of the union of public broadcasters in Europe.
One majour issues, is that NERIT has not yet succeeded to hire more than 25 personnel, whereas the rest of the content is still produced by the interim broadcaster set up last September by the Ministry of Finances. Read more »EBU does not recognize the Greek Public Broadcaster as a member yet