New Greek TV

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New Greek TV
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Country USA
Broadcast area New York metropolitan area, Canada
Headquarters Astoria, New York
Programming
Language(s) Greek
English
Picture format 4:3 (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerNew Greek Television USA
History
LaunchedDecember 1987
Former namesNational Greek TV (1987-2012)
Links
Website New Greek TV
Availability
Cable
Time Warner Cable (USA)Channel 545
RCN Cable (USA)
(NYC only)
Channel 523
IPTV
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel 652

New Greek TV (NGTV) is an American Greek language television channel broadcasting from studios in Astoria, New York. It launched in December 1987 as 'National Greek Television' on Time Warner Cable by its founder Demetris Kastanas. NGTV was the first-ever television channel catering to Greek-Americans, airing a mix of original programming produced specifically for the local Greek-American community in New York and area as well as foreign content sourced directly from Greece.

On 2 August 2012, NGTV was sold to a private investment group headed by Greek American celebrity TV host Yanna Darili. [1] Upon taking ownership of the channel, Ms. Darilis subsequently re-branded the channel with a new look and a new focus. The new service, now called 'New Greek TV' is aimed at the new generation of Greek-Americans.

In September 2014, NGTV launched in Canada on Bell Fibe TV via an agreement with Canadian ethnic broadcaster Ethnic Channels Group. It also launched in the USA on RCN Cable; it is currently only available in the New York City market.

Programming

New Greek TV airs a mix of original programming and foreign content from Greece which is sourced from various Greek Channels including Action 24, Open TV and Star Channel. It airs news and current affairs, entertainment, sports, travelogues, cooking shows, talk shows and more.

Original programming on NGTV includes the following:

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References

  1. "Demetris Kastanas sells TV station". Eθνικός Κήρυξ. The National Herald. 2 August 2012. Archived from the original on 8 August 2012.