30 April, 2004
Alternate Culture Minister Fani Palli-Petralia together with Press Secretary General P. Livadas, Athens Olympic Broadcasting (AOB)President Manolo Romero and AOB Vice President John Exarchos visited the International Broadcasting Centre on Thursday.
''The International Broadcasting Center is one of the most advanced Centers and the image of the Olympic Games will be transmitted from here. Four billion people all over the world will have the chance to not only see Greece, but to participate in this great celebration of Sports - a celebration that connects, unites all athletes, all peoples, all religions, and all civilizations,'' Petralia said after the visit.
Romero said that he was honored by the minister's visit and congratulated the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) on being the first network to set itself up at the Centre.
US television network NBC began bringing its equipment on Thursday and most other networks will begin operating at the Centre over the next few days, Romero explained.
Source: Athens News Agency