The Greek national government abruptly closed the state broadcaster overnight Tuesday, citing the need for public spending cuts to deal with its economic challenges. But the ERT network, also known as Hellenic Broadcasting Corp., stayed on the air via the Internet and has been streaming its content in the absence of a restoration of its broadcast signal. Thousands are protesting the government move outside the network's headquarters.
The annual Oriella Digital Journalism Study has been released. It canvasses 845 journalists in 15 countries. Its findings suggest a digital-first approach has become the new normal. AdWeek reports that outside of North America and Russia, print was still considered more prestigious. Most recognize that online does not produce profits of the same magnitude as print media. One-third of those surveyed liked their jobs more than they did a year ago. And academics and experts are considered the most trustworthy sources of content.
New consumer research suggests a growing number of millennials are prepared to have broadband-only video consumption. MediaPost reports the study by the Pivot cable network, in advance of its launch online, also suggests strong interest in broadband offerings of traditional broadcasting. Those findings pose potentially serious consequences for cable and satellite firms and conventional TV ownership.