A split-screen shot from RTVV's last broadcast showing workers on one side in a TV studio and police officers waiting to pull the power plug on the other side
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Loss-making Spanish TV station has plug pulled live on air

Liquidators escorted by police have evicted staff from a public TV station in the Spanish city of Valencia, after an order to shut it down.

They moved in after staff at the loss-making Radio Television Valenciana's Channel 9 TV station defied the closure order by the regional government and continued its output.

The station's final broadcast shows the moment the plug was pulled live on air.

Pablo Esparza reports.

  • 29 Nov 2013
  • From the section Europe
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