12 July 2013
Greece state broadcaster ERT is back on the air after being shut down by the government in June. The government, facing severe economic problems, had said earlier it decided to close the broadcaster while it created a smaller operation to cut costs. That prompted protests, and the European Broadcast Union president urged Greece to reconsider. In June, the country's top court ordered the government to restart ERT. The new signal is airing only old movies and documentaries, not live programs, according to government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou.