EBU Puts Shelved Greek Member ERT Back on Air
GENEVA, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
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
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