Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Greeks turn off TV to save cash

The cash-strapped Greek government is to temporarily shut down state-runTV and radio to save money, despite fierce objections from unions. A government spokesman said the TV and radio signals of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, ERT, would go dead early tomorrow. Its 2,500 employees will be suspended until the company reopens "as soon as possible."

The cash-strapped Greek government is to temporarily shut down state-runTV and radio to save money, despite fierce objections from unions. A government spokesman said the TV and radio signals of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, ERT, would go dead early tomorrow. Its 2,500 employees will be suspended until the company reopens "as soon as possible."