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Greek public service TV taken off air to save money

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At 2200 CET, just hours after the Greek government announced it was closing down the country's... Euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international news, curated and explained:http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 13 other languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/12/greek-public-service-tv-taken-off-air-to-save-money At 2200 CET, just hours after the Greek government announced it was closing down the country's state broadcaster, ERT's transmission went to black. Public service radio stations also went off air. The digital signal was expected to go be cut at 2300 CET, midnight in Greece, but it was continued by staff who had occupied the TV station's headquarters. Outside the TV station in Athens, more than 6000 people gathered to express their shock and outrage at the closure. An impromptu concert was held with popular Greek singers, including Yannis Zuganelis and Maria Faratouri, singing against Greek politicians and austerity. The concert was broadcast live on ERT. The announcement by the Greek government today that public broadcaster ERT was to close down immediately caused shockwaves throughout the country. A Greek government spokesperson said that chronic corruption and mismanagement were the reasons for the closure. But the move is the latest in a raft of austerity measures Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews