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Welcome to the digital era!

Frequency map


The switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting is a complicated and very challenging project. Initially, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks reserved from the International Telecomuunication Union [ITU] the necessary frequencies for digital signal transmission in our country. Next, research and studies were performed for the creation of the digital map which will act as the base on which the digital terrestrial network will be built. This map is defined in the Joint Ministerial Decision 42800/5-10-2012, G.G. 2704/Β’/5-10-2012*.

 

Based on these studies, the digital map separates the country in 34 broadcast segments [allotments].

 

 

In each broadcasting segment, the required number of broadcasting centres will be installed [156 in total for Greece] for the creation of an efficient Single Frequency Network [SFN].

In each SFN, the broadcasting centers are synchronized so as to broadcast TV programs in the same frequencies. For example, in allotment 3, Thasos, all three broadcasting centers [“Thasos”, “Vasilaki” and “Xanthi”] will broadcast the TV programs of privately-owned nationwide TV stations in frequencies 32 and 37.

This is one of the advantages of digital terrestrial television, the “economy” achieved in the frequency spectrum through the synchronization of the broadcasting centers.


As previously mentioned, the allotments and the corresponding broadcasting centers are defined in the frequency map. These are portrayed in the table below, in conjunction to decision 7480/F386 by the Hellenic Telecommunication & Post Commission, as well as the J.M.D. 15715/09-08-13, G.G. Β’/12-08-13, that determine the frequencies for each network provider and each network.

 

Privately-owned nationwide TV stations

Public nationwide TV stations

Privately-owned regional TV stations


Broadcast segments [allotment/SFN]

Broadcasting centre

Frequencies

1

Evros

Pythio

Kipoi

Pentalofos

Didymoteicho

Soufli

25

32

35

46

47

50

51

54

 

2

Plaka

Plaka

24

27

30

31

33

36

43

48

 

3

Thasos

Thasos

Vasilaki

Xanthi

22

23

37

39

41

44

47

51

 

4

Pangaion

Serres

Korylovos

Lithotopos

Nevrokopi

26

28

32

35

40

45

52

53

 

5

Thessaloniki

Chortiatis

Filippeio

Aridaia

Mouries

24

27

30

36

43

48

55

56

 

6

Chalkidiki

Polygyros

25

31

34

38

46

49

50

54

 

7

Florina

Kelli

Kleisoura

Agios Athanasios

Pyli

23

26

32

35

40

44

47

52

 

8

Metaxas

Metaxas

Ydatopyrgos

Tsotyli

Vounasa

25

28

29

33

39

41

50

54

 

9

Ioannina

Lingiades

Vasiliko

Polygyros

Delvinaki

Katara

Asprangeloi

Granitsopoula

Farmakovouni

24

25

30

31

34

49

52

54

 

10

Thesprotia

Igoumenitsa

Psaka

21

22

26

33

41

45

48

59

 

11

Corfu

Pantokratoras

Palaiokastritsa

Roda

29

30

34

37

42

53

54

56

 

12

Larissa

Dovroutsi

Elassona

Kalabaka

22

35

38

40

42

45

52

 

 

13

Akarnanika

Akarnanika

Kanalaki

Korfovouni

Lakka Souli

Amfilochia

23

27

28

32

39

43

46

51

 

14

Volos

Pelion

Soros

Skiathos

Skopelos

Skyros

21

26

29

37

41

44

47

 

 

15

Lamia

Chlomo

Lichada

Damasta

Atalanti

25

33

35

39

42

46

53

 

 

16

Karpenisi

Krikelo

Frangista

Domnitsa

Potamia

24

26

29

30

36

37

47

 

 

17

Ainos

Ainos

Ithaca

Fyteies

21

22

33

36

45

57

59

60

 

18

Patra

Aroi

Kalavryta

24

25

31

34

35

42

44

53

 

19

Corinth

Xylokastro

Katsikas

Osios Patapios

Lidoriki

26

29

41

43

47

48

51

56

 

20

Attica

[SFN-1]

Hymettus

Aegina

Ohthonia

Prasino

Chalkida

Avlonas

Vari

21

22

27

28

30

40

45

52

54

21

Attica

[SFN-2]

Parnitha

Styra

Lavrio

Anavyssos

Sounio

Nea Makri

23

24

31

32

34

36

38

49

50

22

Pyrgos

Frangapidima

Smerna

26

30

38

40

47

49

52

56

 

23

Tripoli

Doliana

Asea

Levidi

21

23

24

28

42

45

50

60

 

24

Nafplio

Didyma

Nafplio

Darditsa

33

35

39

44

53

55

58

59

 

25

Kalamata

Petalidi

Aetos

29

31

32

37

43

44

48

51

 

26

Sparti

Richea

Anavryti

Kythira

22

25

27

30

36

40

52

57

 

27

Western Crete

Malaxa

Plakalona

Vigla

Kotsyfiana

21

31

34

38

46

49

54

 

 

28

Central Crete

Achendrias

Rogdia

Pompia

Amari

Livadia

24

25

37

39

41

44

55

 

 

29

Eastern Crete

Faneromeni

Lithines

Peristeras

Sitia

Stavros-Neapoleos

27

28

31

35

36

38

40

 

 

30

Dodecanese

Axonas

Monte Smith

Gerakas

Kefalos

Sympetro

Agioi Pantes

Archangelos

Astypalaia

Vathi [Kalymnos]

Vigla [Kalymnos]

Vigla [Rhodes]

Vigla [Symi]

Kalithies

Kleidi

Profitis Ilias [Patmos] Patmos

Fourkes

Faliraki [Rhodes]

Karpathos

Nisyros

21

24

26

32

37

39

41

 

 

31

Cyclades [North SFN-1]

Syros

Andros

Exomvourgo

Ano Mera

Foinikas

26

29

37

41

43

46

48

 

 

Cyclades

[South SFN-2]

Amorgos

Paros

Artemonas

Filoti

Vathi [Sifnos]

Thira

Ios

Kamares

Milos

25

33

39

42

47

51

53

 

 

32

Samos

Pagondas

Ikaria

Samos [Vathi]

Karlovasi

Fournoi

27

31

34

35

36

38

44

 

 

33

Lesvos

Olympus

Mitilini

Thimiana [Chios]

Tholopotami

Limnos

Mesta

Molivos

Myrina

21

25

33

39

42

46

53

 

 

34

Kastellorizo

Kastellorizo

25

27

33

35

41

49

51

 

 

 


It is worth mentioning that the frequencies currently used [prior to switch-offs] by television stations for telecasts are temporary. In order to avoid local interference, in Greece [unlike other countries] the use of transitional frequencies for broadcasts was imperative since the whole spectrum was not available for broadcasting use. During the final stage of the switchover these frequencies will change.

What this practically means is that all television viewers that receive the digital signal through Digea, you will have to retune [rescan] your receivers once the switch-off in your area is performed.


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