ERT1

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ERT1
ERT1 logo 2020.svg
Country Greece
Broadcast areaNational
Headquarters Broadcasting House
Programming
Language(s) Greek
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner ERT
Sister channels ERT2
ERT3
ERT Sports
ERT World
History
Launched23 February 1966
11 June 2015 (relaunch)
Former namesEIR (1966–1970)
EIRT (1970–1975)
ERT (1975–1987)
ET1 (1987–2013)
Links
Website ERT1
Availability
Terrestrial
DVB-T (DTT)All over Greece at local frequencies
Satellite
Nova Channel 102
Cosmote TV Channel 103
IPTV
Cosmote TV Channel 103
Streaming media
ERT1 Live Watch Live

ERT1 (Greek : ΕΡΤ1), [1] is the flagship television network of state-owned broadcaster ERT (Greek : Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση). It was launched in 1966 as a television service of the National Radio Foundation (EIR). In 1970 it was transformed into the National Radio Television Foundation (EIRT).

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Then became ERT, ERT1, ENA, and ET1 before being closed by the Greek government in 2013, when it was mainly an entertainment and cultural channel but also broadcast documentaries, news, sports and children's shows. On 11 June 2015, ERT was reopened and the ERT1 name was restored, technically replacing NERIT 1 which had been launched by the previous government in 2014 as part of the New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (Greek : Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ και Τηλεόραση, abbrev. NΕΡIΤ or NERIT ). ERT1's programming is focused on that of a generalistic TV network, being composed of talk shows, movies, popular Greek and foreign TV series, and some cultural shows.

History

The channel launched on 23 February 1966 as part of the National Radio Foundation (EIR), as the first general television channel in Greece. TED, Armed Forces Television (Τηλεόρασις Ενόπλων Δυνάμεων, ΤΕΔ) orientated towards the Hellenic Armed Forces only, went on air four days later on 27 February 1966 (renamed as Armed Forces Information Service (Υπηρεσία Ενημερώσεως Ενόπλων Δυνάμεων, ΥΕΝΕΔ) from 1970).

ERT (Ellinikí Radiophonia Tileórasi) replaced EIRT on 3 December 1975. [2] On 3 November 1982, the Hellenic Armed Forces relinquished ownership of YENED to ERT. when it was renamed ERT2. In 1987, ERT1 and ERT2 were amalgamated into a single company and became ET1 and ET2. ET3 was launched on 14 December 1988 and ET2 became known as NET (New Hellenic Television) in 1997.

On 18 August 2011, the government under George Papandreou proposed to close ET1 and redistribute its programs to ERT's two remaining television channels, NET, and ET3. However, the Greek coalition government (with Antonis Samaras as Prime Minister) abolished ERT entirely on 11 June 2013, resulting in widespread condemnation. ET1 went off air on the same day, but ERT's employees at Broadcasting House kept NET on air, with the assistance of the European Broadcasting Union, who sent satellite retransmission vans to the station's headquarters, via the Internet and as part of the ERT Open movement, until riot police evicted them on 7 November 2013. Employees from the Thessaloniki studio continued to unofficially transmit ET3, also via the Internet and under the same movement, until 11 June 2015.

On 11 June 2015, exactly two years after the closure of ET1, the coalition government with Alexis Tsipras as Prime Minister restored ERT as part of counter-austerity measures. On the same day, ERT1 replaced NERIT1 on its frequencies, which had operated since 2014.

Programming

Foreign series:

Greek comedies:

Shows include:

Logos and identities

See also

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References

  1. "Case C-260/89 – Elliniki Radiophonia Tileorassi AE v Dimotiki Etairia Pliroforissis and Sotirios Kouvelas". Court of Justice of the European Union.
  2. "Law No. 230 of 1975". Government Gazette (in Greek). Athens: National Printing House. A (272): 2029–2032. 3 December 1975. Retrieved 11 June 2015.