New Greek broadcaster launches

May 5, 2014 09.21 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

NERITThe new Greek public broadcaster NERIT has finally made its debut, barely less than a year after the controversial closure of its predecessor ERT.

According to, it went on the air on Sunday, May 4 with a newscast, a Greek and foreign movie and a sports show.

George Prokopakis, its president, said that the main priority was to launch NERIT before elections in order to have balance.

He added that the one-week delay it was due to make its debut on April 27 had ben due to procedural reasons and the need to regulate relations with the EBU.