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Euronews launches a multi-platform Greek service

The international news channel announces the launch of Euronews Greek, dedicated to Greece, Cyprus and to the Greek-speaking audience all over the world. The service is being launched today, six months after the official announcement in Athens.

The new channel is the 12th linguistic service for Euronews and begins its broadcasts under the Cypriot presidency of the European Union. It will be Euronews’ first to be adapted locally and broadcast from Lyon. The wholly-owned subsidiary is based in a state-of-the-art office in the centre of Athens, which will accommodate the Greek newsroom.

The service began broadcasting today from 10AM CET, few hours before on (also in live streaming), on Euronews Express and Live mobile apps and soon via Euronews Radio.

 Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews said: “This launch is a big step forward and will ensure to the Greek-speaking community an unrivalled window on world news and a recognized expertise on European affairs.

The presence of a local team will highly improve our coverage in Greece, both in quantity and in quality, due to the permanent exchange between the journalists based in Athens and the editorial team based in our HQ in Lyon. The news coverage, in all domains, will be an opportunity to enhance the standing and influence of Greece on a European and international scale.

Finally, we are delighted to provide an additional offer for the benefit of the general audience in Greece, Cyprus and all over the world.”

80% of TV homes in Greece already receive Euronews (i.e. 3,739,000 households). In Cyprus, Euronews covers 100% of the TV population (i.e. 300,000 households).