Mega TV channel may go ‘off the air’ due to debts to signal provider Digea, workers warn

Mega television’s digital frequency may soon “go off the air” – possibly as early as Friday night – due to the owner company’s outstanding debts to the Greek digital signal provider Digea. According to embattled Mega employees, Digea’s board is meeting on Friday evening to discuss proposals to cut off the television station’s signal because of debts owed by Tiletipos SA.

Mega’s employees, who have been struggling to keep the station going for about a year, pointed out that the current situation, where the station is still operating and generating advertising revenue without any ‘live’ programming, has hurt no one but themselves. The other actors, including the shareholders, banks and the government appeared satisfied by the current state of affairs, they noted.

The workers at the station asked all parties involved to assume their share of responsibility, urging banks to release at least a part of the channel’s revenue so that it can continue operating, especially now when a plan for its return to some semblance of normality was being discussed. They also called on the government to finally pass legislation allow banks to take the necessary action and for shareholders to quickly wrap up their negotiations on the “day after”.