Athens, September 2, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
A fierce auction battle for four TV licenses saw media moguls locked up in the Kallithea building of the General Secretariat of Media and Communications without any communication with the outside world. For two nights and three days the tough auction saw eight candidates lock horns after Epsilon TV was ousted from bidding after not meeting the requirements.
The four victors of the auction emerged as the following:
Yannis Alafouzos (He bought the permit for his currently operating SKAI TV at 43,6 million Euros.
Yannis Kalogritsas is a Greek businessman who is now entering the media sector in Greece. He bough the licence for a TV station to be formed at 52.6 million euros
Greek shipowner Vagelis Marinakis paid 73.9 million for the third TV licence.
Antenna TV owner Thodoris Kiriakou paid 75.9 million to obtain a licence for his media company.