Antenna Group chairman Kyriakou dies

Minos Kyriakou, the founder and chairman of Greek broadcaster Antenna Group, has passed away aged 75. He died suddenly from a heart attack, according to a statement from the Kyriakou family. Antenna owns European networks such as ANT1, TV PRVA and B92. Kyriakou, a shipping magnate, founded private station Antenna TV in 1989, and formally […]

Controversial Greek TV auction raises €246m

Greece’s controversial TV auction has closed, generating €246 million (US$275.2 million), but denying licences to a number of existing national broadcasters. The process, which began on Tuesday and closed in the early hours of this morning, saw the Greek government offer four national private TV licences, down from a previous seven. The winning bids resulted […]

Greek net welcomes La Famiglia

Greece’s Antenna TV is to localise Israeli comedy format La Famiglia for its ANT1 channel. Originally from United Studios of Israel, the Armoza Formats-distribtued show has been taken into five territories, including France, Canada and now Greece. Running to 30 half-hour episodes, La Famiglia follows a normal suburban family living the divorce capital of the […]

Greek net dives in with Eyeworks format

Greek commercial broadcaster Antenna Television has ordered its own series of Eyeworks’ diving format Celebrity Splash. The series, in which celebrities perform dives from boards of up to 10 metres, will launch on ANT1. While Keshet International’s Rising Star is emerging as the break-out format of MIPCOM 2013, Celebrity Splash was among the most well […]