GENEVA, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - 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
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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
The decision to take steps to keep ERT on air was made by the EBU
Executive Board on Wednesday.
About the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
The EBU is the world's foremost alliance of public service media
organizations, with Members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond.
The EBU's mission is to defend the interests of public service media and
to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. It is
the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise.
The EBU operates EUROVISION and EURORADIO.
EUROVISION is the media industry's premier distributor and producer of
top quality live sport and news, as well as entertainment, culture and
EURORADIO enhances public service radio through the exchange of music,
professional networking and the promotion of digital and hybrid radio -
to ensure radio remains a key protagonist in a multimedia world.
The EUROVISION/EURORADIO satellite and fibre network is the largest and
most reliable in the world directly plugged in to public service media
web: http://www.ebu.ch - Twitter: @EBU_Eurovision, @Euroradio_EBU
SOURCE: European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
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