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A petition to keep ERT’s satellite and Internet feed live

NoSignalERTIn response to our previous post regarding the European Broadcasting Union’s plan to cut (Greek national broadcaster) ERT’s satellite and Internet feed, Panagiotis Koustas comments:

There is a petition in Avaaz.org for that matter. Check it [out], please…

The petition reads:

EBU just announced that ERT’s signal will go off air on Wednesday. We, as concerned citizens of the EU ask the President of EBU not to add a “second black screen” to the “first black screen” by the Greek Government and keep the ERT’s signal alive through EBU’s satellites.

If you’re a member of the EU, you can sign this petition at Avaaz.org. Thanks for apprising us of this, Panagiotis.

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The EBU to discontinue ERT broadcasts

GreekPublicTVThe transition from ERT to New Hellenic Radio is underway and the European Broadcasting Union will cease broadcasting ERT over the Internet and satellite.

I’ve heard nothing regarding how this will affect the Voice of Greece, but I have certainly noted VoG’s absence on 9,420 and 15,650 kHz again tonight. I’m uncertain if VoG has been using the EBU satellite feed for broadcasts lately, or using legacy ERT sources. I will listen for VoG again tomorrow.

[Update: check our latest post about an EBU petition.]

Here is the EBU press release:

(Source: EBU)

The EBU will cease to stream the former Greek public service broadcaster ERT via its satellite capacity and its website on Wednesday August 21 at 9am. 

The decision follows reports that ERT’s temporary replacement, Greek Public Television (EDT), will broadcast news services this week.

Since 12 June, when the Greek Government abruptly stopped ERT from operating, the EBU has delivered 8.5 million live streams for a total of 4.4 million hours of cumulative viewing to 2.5 million unique visitors and consistently called for the restitution of public service media in Greece, which is vital for culture, democracy and for society itself.

The EBU leadership has also written to the Greek Government offering its support and expertise to help ERT’s planned successor, known as New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (NERIT), NERIT fulfil its potential for independence and solid governance.

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