The National Council of Radio and Television (NCRTV) on Wednesday announced and published the names of the final holders of a nationwide general content television broadcasting licence, selected through a tender process.
The five licence holders are the television channels Epsilon TV, SKAI, ANT1, Alpha TV, and Star. They must immediately pay the first of 10 installments, each amounting to 3.5 million euros, to the state.
Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media Minister Nikos Pappas said that the historic MEGA channel will therefore go off air soon.
A government-organized auction for TV licenses in 2016 was revoked by a top Greek court which ruled that NCRTV must oversee such a competition.