Six media firms apply for TV permits, Mega stays out


Representatives of six media companies submitted applications on Thursday to the National Broadcasting Council (ESR) in Athens for a forthcoming tender for private television licenses.

The six applications were from the companies representing Skai, Star, Alpha, ANT1 and Epsilon and from a firm called Tileoptiki Elliniki.

Mega channel did not submit a tender, prompting employees to air a televised protest.

A government-organized auction for TV licenses in 2016 was revoked by a top Greek court which ruled that ESR must oversee such a competition.