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Greek private TV workers protest feared job losses

  • A worker in Greek private TV station throws flyers during a protest outside Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office in central Athens, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. About 200 people took part, protesting against the prospect of nearly 2,000 job losses in currently functioning channels that have not secured one of the four broadcasting licenses sold at auction last month by Tsipras' left led government. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A worker in Greek private TV station throws flyers during a protest outside Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office in central Athens, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. About 200 people took part, protesting against the prospect of nearly 2,000 job losses in currently functioning channels that have not secured one of the four broadcasting licenses sold at auction last month by Tsipras' left led government. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A worker in Greek private TV station uses a loud speaker during a protest outside Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office in central Athens, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. About 200 people took part, protesting against the prospect of nearly 2,000 job losses in currently functioning channels that have not secured one of the four broadcasting licenses sold at auction last month by Tsipras' left led government. The banner reads: "Black has no Hues," in reference to the prospect of their channels being taken off air once the new licenses come into effect in December. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A worker in Greek private TV station uses a loud speaker during a protest outside Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office in central Athens, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. About 200 people took part, protesting against the prospect of nearly 2,000 job losses in currently functioning channels that have not secured one of the four broadcasting licenses sold at auction last month by Tsipras' left led government. The banner reads: "Black has no Hues," in reference to the prospect of their channels being taken off air once the new licenses come into effect in December. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Journalists in Greek private TV stations shout slogans during a protest outside Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office in central Athens, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. About 200 people took part, protesting against the prospect of nearly 2,000 job losses in currently functioning channels that have not secured one of the four broadcasting licenses sold at auction last month by Tsipras' left led government. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Journalists in Greek private TV stations shout slogans during a protest outside Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office in central Athens, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. About 200 people took part, protesting against the prospect of nearly 2,000 job losses in currently functioning channels that have not secured one of the four broadcasting licenses sold at auction last month by Tsipras' left led government. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

About 200 journalists and other workers in Greek private TV stations have held a peaceful protest outside Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office over feared job losses in a broadcasting shake-up.

Some 60 of the demonstrators pushed through a police cordon to hang a protest banner on the outer fence of the central Athens building Monday.

Protesters say almost 2,000 jobs will be lost in five of the seven currently functioning TV stations that have not secured licenses in an auction of broadcasting rights held last month.

Tsipras' government only put up four licenses for sale, raising €246 million ($274 million). They come into effect in early December.