New national broadcaster to be named NERIT SA

A government plan regarding the development of a new national broadcaster replacing ERT was made public on Wednesday.

The bill, posted on the website of the government’s general secretariat for communications, noted that ERT would be renamed NERIT SA, which stands for New Hellenic Radio Internet and Television.

The new legal entity is defined as a state company owned by the public sector and regulated by the state.

According to the bill, revenues will continue to stem from levies collected through electricity bills, though the amount was not specified.

While the bill did not set a date for the launch of the new national broadcaster government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said on Tuesday that the re-launch would take place by the end of August.