4E TV

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4E
4E TV logo.png
Type Television broadcasting
Country Flag of Greece.svg Greece
Headquarters Ampelokipoi, Thessaloniki
Programming
Language(s) Flag of Greece.svg Greek
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
4:3 content stretches to 16:9
Ownership
OwnerRADIO TV STATION GREEK ORTHODOX ECCLESIASTICAL INFORMATION BROADCAST S.A.
History
Founded16 December 1993
Links
Webcast www.tv4e.gr
Website tv4e.gr/index.php
Availability
Terrestrial
Digea 46 UHF (Cholomon)
48 UHF (Aridaia, Chortiatis, Mouries, Philippion) (C. Macedonia)
40 UHF (Drama, Irakleia, Kato Nevrokopi, Serres)
41 UHF (Kavala, Thasos, Xanthi)
43 UHF (Makri)
47 UHF (Didymoteicho, Kipoi, Pentalofos, Pythio, Soufli) (E. Macedonia and Thrace)
[Rebroadcast via Lydia]

40 UHF (Askio, Kella, Orestiada, Prespes)
41 UHF (Kalamitsi, Metaxas, Paliouria, Tsotyli) (W. Macedonia)
[Rebroadcast via Osios Nikanor]
Cable
Cablenet (Cyprus)Channel 20
Satellite
SaudiGeoSat-1/HellasSat-4 10730 H 30000 5/6 (Europe) 11094 H 30000 2/3 (S. Africa)
Eutelsat 9B 12054 H 27500 2/3
Cosmote TV Channel 658
Intelsat 19
(Australia, New Zealand)
12686 H 30000 3/4 (TV Plus)
12726 H 28066 3/4 (My Sat)
IPTV
Cosmote TV Channel 67
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel 2760
CytaVision (Cyprus)Channel 12
RCN (NYC)Channel 519

4E TV is a Greek television broadcasting network based in Thessaloniki. It is a religious-themed channel and is the first television channel in the world dedicated to the Greek Orthodox faith. It is currently available OTA in Central Macedonia and throughout the rest of the country via satellite on Cosmote TV. 4E is also available in Australia and New Zealand through the TV Plus satellite platform and as of September 23, 2014, it is available in Canada via Bell Fibe TV.

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History

The name of the network comes from the initials of the words of the phrase Greek Orthodox Ecclesiastical Information Broadcast ( Greek : Ελληνική Ορθόδοξος Εκκλησιαστική Ενημερωτική Εκπομπή) which is also a phrase of the official full name of the company. [1]

The main inspirer of the creation of the ecclesiastical television station 4E was the Archimandrite Theofilos Zisopoulos. In 1993, for the needs of this project, he received a degree in journalism. In 1996 he took over the staff of the station and was elected Chairman of the Board, [2] a position he held for 17 years, until his death in 2013. [3]

In 1998 the station participated in a tender and received a license to operate as a regional television station. [4] [5]

In 2007 the station was licensed to "provide free satellite television services" by the NCRTV. [4] In the same year it was launched via the Hellas Sat 2 satellite for Europe, Apstar 2R [6] for Asia and Optus B3 for Australia via the UBI World TV platform. [7] [8]

In 2012 it broadcast for a few months in the US, Canada and Central America via the SES-1 satellite. [9] [10]

It is claimed that 4E is the first private regional station in Greece to start broadcasting its program digitally from the Chortiatis and Filippio transmission centers on UHF 50 [11] on October 30, 2008. [12] However, a few months later the digital transmission was forced to be shut down because the network had not set up a provider as ought to do. [13] In 2012, the network started digitally transmitting its programme again alongside TV 100 , Euro and Gnomi through the Digital Broadcast Syndication provider, a consortium set up by the four networks. [14] It has been transmitting digitally through Digea since November 21, 2014. [15] [16]

Programming

4E TV features a wide array of programming about the Orthodox faith as well as live Church services. In addition, 4E also provides wholesome, informative and entertaining family programming. Programs are organized by category:

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