The investigation of the case with the former Minister of State Nikos Pappas as the central figure and with the background for the competition for the television licenses in 2016 started with the testimony of witnesses.
The first witness was called to testify the economist Kyriakos Tombras, who allegedly played the role of mediator between the businessman Christos Kalogritsa, with whose report the "tangle" of history began and the representatives of the Lebanese television company for the creation of the station.
The investigation process started after the decision of the Parliament to proceed against N. Papas in the criminal prosecution for the misdemeanor of the breach of duty, an offense, which is connected with the competition of television licenses in 2016.
The case, as it is known, reached the Parliament after the transmission of the indictment filed, at the beginning of July 2020, by the businessman Christos Kalogritsas, who in the context of his legal dispute with the Lebanese construction group CCC, spoke about a fictitious transaction. of which he was given € 3 million to participate in the competition for television licenses.