Greece announces winners of controversial TV tender

Monday 5 September 2016 | 11:24 CET | News
Greece awarded four new 10-year broadcasting licences on 2 September during a multi-million euro controversial national TV licence tender, according to Reuters. Only four licences were on offer, meaning some of the eight channels now broadcasting nationwide must terminate their transmissions within 90 days. The state secured a total of EUR 246 million during the auction whose bidders were either powerful Greek families or shipping magnates.

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