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|Owned by||ANT1 Group|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Broadcast area|| United States |
|Dish Network||Channel 9829|
| Bright House Networks |
(FL & MI)
|Channel 951 (FL) |
Channel 754 (MI)
| Comcast |
(Select areas only)
| Optimum TV |
(NYC, NJ, CT, PA)
|Verizon Fios||Channel 1789|
| RCN Cable |
(BOS, CHI, NYC, PHI & WAS)
| Spectrum |
(NYC & NJ)
ANT1 Satellite (pronounced Antenna) is a subscription TV channel established in 1996, aimed at the Greek diaspora in North America. It is the international service of ANT1, a popular private network in Greece and is owned by ANT1 Group. It is a general entertainment channel airing a mix of news, dramas, comedies, reality series, lifestyle shows and live sports.
Current programming lineup for 2018/2019 season:
ANT1 Satellite broadcasts to North America and is available in the United States via satellite on Dish Network, via cable on Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon Fios, RCN Cable and Time Warner Cable. It is also available in the Bahamas via Cable Bahamas. Surprisingly, however, ANT1 is not available through Cox Communications, the third-largest cable television provider in the United States. Previously, to receive the ANT1 Satellite broadcast through Dish Network, a separate satellite dish with a single-low-noise block downconverter was required to pick up the signal from EchoStar III at 61.5° west, or EchoStar V at 148° west. These were DISH's primary eastern arc international satellites. Nowadays, this setup is no longer required, and ANT1 Satellite can be received from Anik F3 at 118.75° west. ANT1 Satellite is available through the Greek Elite package, the Antenna Satellite package, and the MEGA package.
ANT1 Satellite also broadcasts in Canada via an agreement with local Greek language broadcaster Odyssey Television Network. The full ANT1 Satellite programming lineup airs on Odyssey TV. The channel is also broadcast to Canadian audiences via satellite through Bell Satellite TV, with an almost identical setup as DISH Network. As with DISH, a separate dish to receive an international satellite is no longer required. ANT1 Satellite can be received through the standard Canadian Nimiq satellites. These similarities are mostly due to both DISH and Bell being so closely affiliated with EchoStar. However, it is difficult to view a properly-proportioned image on a high-definition television, being that the channel is broadcast in 576i PAL picture format with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
The first ANT1 logo was coloured with gold with ANT flattened 20 degrees to the right and the number 1 is bolded at size 2. At the left edges of the number 1, two lines starting from A to 1. The line at the top is short and the line at the bottom is long. The logo appeared at the top-left on the screen. Due to its brightness, the logo could cause burn-in on rear projection and plasma TVs. A defined image of the logo will appear permanently on the TV screen.
On 17 September 2007, ANT1 launched the new pink logo which also included a new on-screen logo. The logo was more subtle and did not cause the problems mentioned above.
On 15 September 2008, ANT1 dropped the pink branding and launched a new look and logo. The logo does not feature the lines above and below the word ANT1.
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