🇬🇷 ERT pays 16 million Euros for national football league games broadcast but still asking sponsorships for Eurovision
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
GREECE – It was announced that Greek national broadcaster agreed to pay 16 million Euros to 7 Super League clubs in order to broadcast their games the next season. Aside the 16 million Euros there is the cost of the broadcast production, which is not yet estimated.
In the meantime ERT makes a big fuzz every year for Eurovision costs, asking the record labels not only to cover their participation costs but also to submit a bank guarantee of about 80,000 Euros.
So it seems that ERT can sped 16 million Euros for football but not 80,000 Euros for the participants expenses in the Eurovision Song Contest, in order not to provoke the public sentiment over public spending.