Greek News (from Cyprus) now on SBS
After the Greek govt shutdown its state broadcaster, SBS gets the news from Cyprus.
Greek News will now be broadcast via satellite from Cyprus Broadcasting Association, Cyprus.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pulled the plug on ERT in early June 11, arguing that it ate up 300 million euros annually and operated without transparency. The move led to 2,600 people sacked, causing international uproar and a major political crisis.
Yahoo reports last week the conservative-led, two-party coalition government managed to pass the bill on the New Hellenic Radio Internet and Television (Nerit S.A.) with 155 votes in a 300-seat parliament.
Greek News (from Cyprus) currently airs 9:30am weekdays on SBS ONE and 3:05pm on SBS 2.