digea

Welcome to the digital era!

Timetable

 


After the successful completion of the tendering process by the Hellenic Telecommunication and Post Commission's [E.E.T.T. in Greek], on February 7, 2014 we were granted all frequency spectrum usage rights of national and regional coverage, with the objective of developing the digital terrestrial television network of Greece. In other words, with this decision we became the official network provider through which the privately-owned nationwide and regional television stations broadcast their signal.

The switch-off dates as well as the sequence of regions where the digital signal was to be activated had been defined by the corresponding Ministries [Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport & Networks and the Minister of State].

According to the Joint Ministerial Decision 30150/901/Φ.111Α/16-5-2014, G.G. 1338/Β’/27-5-2014 [amending J.M.D’s. 23953/724/Φ.110Α/15-4-2014, G.G. 1045/B’/28-4-2014, 41167/1375/Φ.111Α/22-8-2013, G.G. 2064/B’/23-8-2013 and 46157/1815/Φ.150/16-9-2013, G.G. 2421/B’/27-9-2013], the digital switchover timetable was determined. In essence, this defined the grouping of areas, the order and the date they were to gain digital terrestrial television signal coverage.


 

Switch-off

 

Area

 

Allotment

 

Analogue broadcasting ceasing date

[2:00 a.m.]

1

Peloponnese

18

Patra

June 27 2014

0+140 days]

19

Corinth

22

Pyrgos

23

Tripoli

24

Nafplio

25

Kalamata

26

Sparti

 


Following the completion of the first regional switch-off and after the publication of the new amending Joint Ministerial Decision ΟIK.40518/1168/Φ.111Α/4-7-2014, G.G. 1879/Β’/10-7-2014, new dates were set:

 

2

Attica

20

Attica [SFN-1]

August 1

2014

0+175 days]

21

Attica [SFN-2]

3

Northeastern Greece [Thrace & Northern Aegean islands]

1

Evros

September 5 2014

0+210 days]

2

Plaka

3

Thasos

4

Pangaion

33

Lesvos

 


After the conclusion of the third switch-off, further timetable changes were announced with Joint Ministerial Decision [J.M.D. 55304/1630/24-9-2014, G.G. 2555/Β’/25-9-2014] followed by J.M.D. 62941/1831/Φ111Α/29-10-2014, G.G. 2931/Β’/30-10-2014. The new dates for the next switch-off were set:

 

4

Central Macedonia, Thessaly, Central Greece

5

Thessaloniki

November 21

2014

0+287 days]

6

Chalkidiki

12

Larissa

14

Volos

15

Lamia

16

Karpenisi

5

Northern Continental, Central & Western Greece

7

Florina

December 19 2014

0+315 days]

8

Metaxas

9

Ioannina

10

Thesprotia

11

Corfu

13

Akarnanika

17

Ainos

 


For the last switch-off, our company announced a new date in order to fulfil the needs of the regional television stations of this particular zone and the development of the network in the whole of the Aegean sea, in order to deliver the best result to TV viewers.

 

6

Southeastern Greece [Aegean islands]

27

W. Crete

February 6, 2015

0+364 days]

28

C. Crete

29

E. Crete

30

Dodecanese

31

Cyclades [SFN-1 & 2]

32

Samos

34

Kastellorizo

 

 


The technical parameters of digital broadcasting [broadcasting center coordinates, altitude, signal strength] were determined in article 14 of Law 3592/18-7-2007, G.G. 161/Α’/19-7-2007, in conjunction with J.M.D. 21161/12-8-2008, G.G. 1680/Β’/20-8-2008 [Transitional Frequency Map] and J.M.D. 42800/05-10-2012, G.G. 2704/Β’/5-10-2012 [Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Signal Frequency Map]. 


You can find out more about the legislation surrounding the digital switchover here [available in Greek only].