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Photo: Panayiotis Tzamaros

How “MEGA Channel”, Greece’s Largest TV-Network Died After 29 Years

It was the country’s first private TV-Station and changed the way Greeks entertained and informed themselves.

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The Channel’s Logo.
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Olga Tremi (left) and Pavlos Tsimas (right) were prominent journalists at MEGA Channel. / Photo: Gerasimos Domenikos / FOS PHOTOS
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The Rio-Antirio bridge was built by Bobolas’ Ellaktor.
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Vardis Vardinogiannis was one of the founders of Teletypos. / Photo: Panayiotis Tzamaros / FOS PHOTOS
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Greek media owed a total of €246,5 million to Alpha Bank in October 2015.
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Giannis Pretenteris was a central figure in MEGA’s history. / Photo: Gerasimos Domenikos / FOS PHOTOS
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The days before the 2015 referendum were reported in a biased way by the mainstream media. Photo: Panayiotis Tzamaros
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Ivan Savvidis In Thessaloniki among PAOK fans. Photo: Giannis Papanikos / FOS PHOTOS
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Vardinogiannis-Marinakis-Savvidis: Pay your employees. Photo from outside MotorOil’s headquarters.
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MEGA’s employees, demonstrating outside of Teletypos’ headquarters. / Photo credit: Panayiotis Tzamaros/ FOS PHOTOS
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“Enough with the mockery” reads the sign outside of MotorOil’s headquarters on Kifisias Avenue in Athens. Source: ERGAZOMENOI MEGA Facebook Group
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Outside of MotorOil’s headquarters. Source: ERGAZOMENOI MEGA Facebook Group
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Popular Unity’s (LA.E) member Dimitris Stratoulis (second from the right) paid a visit to MEGA’s employees’ outside of MotorOil’s headquarters. Source: ERGAZOMENOI MEGA Facebook Group.

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