New public broadcaster NERIT to officially launch on April 27, says Kapsis

NERIT, the public broadcaster that will replace ERT, will begin broadcasting on April 27, Deputy Culture Minister Pantelis Kapsis said on Tuesday.

Pilot broadcasts will start next month, Kapsis told Vima FM.

The minister, who is in charge of overseeing the launch of the new service, said that NERIT’s board is currently considering proposals for new programs.

Kapsis added that 30 million euros had been paid out so far in compensation to ERT employees that were sacked when the broadcaster was shut down in June.

The remaining compensation will be paid once the Finance Ministry gives its approval, said Kapsis.

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