Spain’s eastern community of Valencia has been forced to shut down its public television and radio service due to austerity measures imposed by the central government.
A court prompted the regional television and radio broadcaster, Radio Televisio Valenciana (RTVV), to announce its closure.
RTVV previously intended to fire 1,000 of its 1,700 employees in an effort to keep running the company but the court rejected the decision as illegal.
RTVV broadcasts Radio 9 station and a leading television channel called Canal 9 in the region.
Valencia is one of the 17 regional authorities on which tough budget targets has been imposed by the central government.