Nova Sports

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Nova Sports
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Country Greece
Programming
Language(s) Greek
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
Owner Nova
Sister channels Nova Cinema
Nova Life
History
Launched1994
Former names SuperSport (1994–2008)
Links
Website www.novasports.gr

Nova Sports is a Greek sports pay television network owned by Nova, a subsidiary of Greek telecommunications company of the same name. It was launched in 1994 as SuperSport and at the time was the first premium sports service in Greece. It is available exclusively on Nova, a DTH satellite service. It is available terrestrially and via satellite only on Nova.

Contents

Nova Sports covers most major national and international sports, such as first division soccer, the top leagues in Europe and around the world (EuroLeague basketball) and exclusive coverage of the English League Cup. Nova Sports also broadcasts other sports such as volleyball and table tennis. Nova Sports also features extensive Tennis coverage. [1]

Nova Sports 1 broadcasts on terrestrial television timeshifting with Nova Cinema 1 at night and earlier with Disney XD (children's channel) during the day. A decoder is required in order to receive the services as well as a monthly fee. Repeaters have been set up across the country that enables more than 77% of the population to receive these services. The multiplex channels (Nova Sports 2–7) are available only through Nova.

SuperSport era

From 1994 until 1 June 2008, Nova Sports was known as SuperSport.

The SuperSport brand is still prevalent in South Africa as the name is used thereby DStv which is a satellite television provider owned by MultiChoice South Africa, the previous owners of Greece's SuperSport as well.

Some events shown on Nova Sports are still taken directly from SuperSport (South Africa) broadcast feeds, complete with SuperSport logos and on-screen promotions. These normally include Golf and Rugby Union matches, and occasionally result in the second audio feed, which usually broadcasts English alongside Greek, broadcasting commentary in Afrikaans.

Channels and content

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Nova Sports operates nine (9) multiplex channels:

Original Programs

Sports

Football

Basketball

Volleyball

Mixed Martial Arts and Professional Boxing

Motorsport

Golf

Tennis

Cycling

Snooker

Logos

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References

  1. "Με ανανεωμένη εικόνα υποδέχονται τη νέα σεζόν τα κανάλια NovaSports". e-tetradio.gr (in Greek).