Greece to create new digital channels and increase ERT licence fee

A study is underway to create three new state owned terrestrial digital channels according to Press Minister Theodore Roussopoulos. One channel will concentrate on sport with another for films and the third for blind and deaf people.
Roussopoulos also announced that the licence fee of 38.8 Euros a year, amongst the lowest in Europe, will be increased  by 30 percent to help the reform of its media landscape.
Source: Media Network Weblog (24th August 2005)
Item added: 30th August 2005