Greece’s MEGA TV Shuts Down After 29 Years of Operation

Mega Channel’s logo from 1989 until 1999. Photo by logopedia wiki.

Greece’s first private TV station, MEGA channel, closed early Sunday, after digital provider Digea stopped broadcasting its program.

The provider’s announcement informed that following a written notice sent by the National Radio and Television Council, it is obliged to interrupt the digital transmission of the nationwide MEGA channel.

The suspension of the signal took place during the early hours on Sunday, October 28.

Mega Channel, also known as Mega TV, was founded in 1989, when private television stations were allowed to broadcast in Greece. It was the first private television station and launched on air on November 20, 1989.

Mega’s programs consisted mainly of Greek series such as dramas and comedies, along with news, current affairs and shows.

(With information from A.M.N.A.)