NEWS published on 13 Jun 2013

EBU puts shelved greek member ERT back on air

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today took the step of putting Greek broadcaster ERT’s news coverage back on air, allowing Greek satellite subscribers to watch NET, the station’s news channel, on television.

Until this afternoon, ERT’s output was only available via a live stream on the EBU website, redirected from ERT’s signal, which was carried back to EBU headquarters in Geneva. But EBU engineers have implemented a workaround to retransmit ERT’s signal via the EBU’s Athens earth station.

At around 3.45pm (CET) NET’s news programmes, being produced at ERT’s Thessaloniki studios despite the government order to cease operations, reappeared on Greek screens.

The signal is also being made available globally on these satellites: Hotbird 13A in Europe, APSTAR 7 in Asia, Intelsat 19 and Optus D2 in Oceania.

The decision to take steps to keep ERT on air was made by the EBU Executive Board on Wednesday.


EBU Eurovision is merely providing technical support for the transmission of the Greek signal and assumes no editorial responsibility for the content.



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