11 June 2013 - 5:27pm | posted by | 0 comments

Greek government to shut down state TV at midnight in shock announcement

Greek government to shut down state TV at midnight in shock announcementGreek government to shut down state TV at midnight in shock

The Greek government has announced the country's state TV channel ERT will shut down at midnight tonight as a result of spending cuts.

It's not known how many of the 2,800 current jobs will remain when the broadcaster returns with a smaller workforce. Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou delivered the news on Greek television and said a modern, public, but not state or party-controlled broadcasting agency would be created.

Kedikoglou described the service as "incredibly wasteful" and said ERT had "evolved into a scandal". The news has been met with shock.

Under the terms of Greece's EU-IMF bail out package the country must cut 15,000 public workers over the next year and a half.

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