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Greece suspends state broadcaster ERT to save money

The Greek government has announced that it will shut down the radio and TV services of the state broadcaster ERT.

Government spokesman, Simos Kedikoglou, said transmissions would cease and 2,500 employees would be suspended until the company reopens "as soon as possible."

The broadcaster runs three domestic TV channels, four national radio stations, as well regional radio stations and an external service, Voice of Greece.

The announcement was made by a presenter live on air, as shocked staff gathered outside the channels headquarters.

  • 11 Jun 2013
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