Minister appeals to media watchdog over TV license tender


Greece’s Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas on Wednesday asked the National Council for Radio and Television to determine when it would resume the process of licensing TV channels in the wake of a government tender for licenses that was struck down by Greek courts.

In a letter addressed to the council, Pappas asked it to clarify when it will decide on the number of broadcast licenses that should be issued and what the cost should be. Pappas urged the council to expedite the process.

Last October, the Council of State ruled that a government auction for television licenses a month earlier, which Pappas had overseen, contravened Greece’s Constitution.