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|Type||Privately held company|
|Founded||9 August 1989|
|Theodore Kyriakou (Chairman)|
|Products||Broadcasting, Publishing, Telecommunication|
|Revenue||€563 million (2014)|
|€201 million (2014)|
Antenna Group, better known as ANT1 Group, is a media company in Greece and currently the largest Greek media company. It was established on 9 August 1989 by Minos Kyriakou, the president and founder of Antenna Group. Today, his son, Theodore Kyriakou, heads up a media empire whose operations include broadcasting, radio, publishing, digital, educational services, telecommunications and a record label. At the cornerstone of the company is ANT1 TV, one of the largest and most successful private television networks in Greece.
ANT1 Group has also expanded its operations abroad, launching international feeds of ANT1 TV for Greek audiences abroad. It now operates stations serving North America, Europe, Australia/Asia and a regional feed of ANT1 Cyprus.
ANT1 Group started on 9 August 1989 with the launch of ANT1 Radio 97.2 (now Easy 97.2), a radio station in Athens. The popularity of this service led it to launch sister station ANT1 Radio 97.5 Thessaloniki (now Easy 97.5) in Thessaloniki later the same year. The following year Antenna Group expanded operations launching ANT1 Television, one of Greece's first private networks and one of the highest rated for many years.
In 1993, ANT1 Group expanded yet again, this time internationally launching ANT1 Satellite and ANT1 Pacific. ANT1 Satellite was the first Greek network to broadcast to audiences in North America while ANT1 Pacific brought the 'best of' ANT1 TV to Australia and the pacific rim.
In subsequent years, ANT1 Group has expanded its business beyond the broadcasting world, including launching Antenna Internet (provides free internet access, music downloading and long-distance calling), Audiotex (telecommunications company), Daphne Communications S.A. (publishing company), Niki Publishing (printing company), Heaven Music (recording label) and ANTEL (wireless transmission).
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