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Sanchez confirmed as new RTVE president

Thursday 23 October 2014 | 10:51 CET | News
The director of regional DTT channel Telemadrid, Jose Antonio Sanchez, has been confirmed as the new president of state broadcaster RTVE after receiving an absolute majority in the Spanish parliament thanks to the votes of the ruling PP party. The appointment required a second ballot after opposition parties voted against Sanchez, accusing him of being too close to the government. He replaces Leopoldo Gonzalez-Echenique, who resigned on 25 September after a funding row.  Sanchez will take over a group with accumulated losses of EUR 716 million, which in July announced a further 500 job cuts

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: RTVE
Countries: Spain
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