Seven broadcasters briefed by NCRTV on new TV licensing tender

The representatives of seven television channels attended on Monday a briefing by the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV), the country’s independent TV regulator, on the details of a tender launched by the body for the sale of seven nationwide, high-definition TV licenses of general content.

The broadcasters attending were Alpha, ANT1, STAR, SKAI, E and two new companies, Proteas Production Media and MIXTA.

The meeting discussed the four appeals submitted by SKAI, ANT1, Alpha and STAR on their objections concerning the number of licenses, the starting price, the fact that the procedure is based on economic and not qualitative criteria and that no audits have been conducted on the wealth and asset declarations of all interested parties.

NCRTV has 10 days to decide whether to respond to the appeals. The body’s vice-president, Rodolfos Moronis, said the procedure will continue as planned and that the seven representatives showed interest in the thematic licenses NCRTV is planning to sell in the future.