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Transition period | Timeline


Since our start in 2009 and up until the end of 2013, we activated a total of 13 broadcasting centers throughout Greece [in accordance to J.M.D. 21161/12-8-2008, G.G. 1680/Β’/20-8-2008] giving free access to the digital signal to approximately 70% of the Greek population.

By being the official and exclusive terrestrial digital provider for privately-owned nationwide and regional television channels, we are now responsible for digital television signal coverage for the whole country. To achieve this, by the end of the year we will activate another 143 broadcasting centers, resulting in a total of 156 as defined by current legislation and following the schedule indicated.

In this subsection, you can read [in chronological order] the series of actions we have undertaken regarding our country’s digital terrestrial television signal throughout the transition period 2009-2013.


September 27, 2013

Broadcasting center: “Petalidi”.

Initiation of digital television signal broadcast [based on J.M.D. 21161/12-8-2008, G.G. 1680/Β’/20-8-2008] with concurrent ceasing of the analogue [based on J.M.D. 39527/1311/Φ.111Α/1-8-2013, G.G. 1972/Β’/13-8-2013] for the privately-owned nationwide television stations.

Coverage: Part of the Peloponnese [Messenia Prefecture and small section of Laconia prefecture].


June 26, 2013

Broadcasting centers: “Rogdia” & “Malaxa”.

Initiation of digital television signal broadcast [based on J.M.D. 21161/2008] with concurrent ceasing of the analogue for the privately-owned nationwide television stations [J.M.D. 21293/621/Φ.150/30-4-2013, G.G. 1109/Β’/9-5-2013, amendment of J.M.D. 18433/515/Φ.150/16-4-2013, G.G. 1018/Β’/24-4-2013].

Coverage: Capitals and parts of Heraklion, Rethymno and Chania prefectures.


December 14, 2012

Broadcasting center: “Chortiatis”.

Ceasing of the analogue signal for privately-owned nationwide television stations [J.M.D. 40569/1129/21-9-2012, G.G. 2691/Β’/4-10-2012] and change of frequency [J.M.D. 44088/1268/Φ.150/15-10-2012, G.G. 2797/Β’/16-10-2012].


July 20, 2012

Broadcasting center: “Hymettus”.

Ceasing of the analogue signal for privately-owned nationwide television stations [J.M.D. 26337/675/7-6-2012, G.G. 1836/Β’/11-6-2012].

Initiation of digital signal broadcast for the fourteen regional channels of Attica [J.M.D. 28348/745/19-6-2012, G.G. 2019/Β’/20-6-2012].
Coverage: Attica, Mesogeia, Cyclades West Coasts, Southern Coast of Euboea.


February 3, 2012

Broadcasting center: “Aroe”.

Initiation of digital signal broadcast with concurrent ceasing of the analogue signal for privately-owned nationwide television stations [J.M.D. 21161/2008].

Coverage: Patras, Missolonghi, Naupactus, coasts of the Southern section of the Aetolia-Acarnania prefecture, large section of the Achaia prefecture and Northwestern coast of the Elis prefecture.


December 9, 2011

Broadcasting center: “Akarnanika”.

Initiation of digital signal broadcast with concurrent ceasing of the analogue signal for privately-owned nationwide television stations [J.M.D. 21161/2008].

Coverage: Part of Western Greece [areas of the Aetolia-Acarnania, Arta, Preveza Achaia prefectures and parts of the Ionian Islands].


May 27, 2011

Broadcasting center: “Dovroutsi”.

Initiation of digital signal broadcast with concurrent ceasing of the analogue signal for privately-owned nationwide television stations [J.M.D. 21161/2008].

Coverage: Thessalian plain.


February 25, 2011

Broadcasting center: “Monte Smith».

Initiation of digital signal broadcast with concurrent ceasing of the analogue signal for privately-owned nationwide television stations [J.M.D. 21161/2008].

Coverage: Rhodes city.


February 8, 2011

Broadcasting center: “Aegina”.

Initiation of digital signal broadcast for the regional channels BLUE SKY, CHANNEL 9, KONTRA CHANNEL and TILEASTI [J.M.D. 21161/2008].


November 19, 2010

Broadcasting center: “Plaka”.

Initiation of digital signal broadcast with concurrent ceasing of the analogue signal for privately-owned nationwide television stations [J.M.D. 21161/2008].

Coverage: Southwest Thrace [South section of the Evros and Rhodope prefectures, Southeastern section of Xanthi prefecture and the Northern part of Samothraki].


September 1, 2010

Broadcasting center: “Aegina”.

Initiation of digital signal broadcast for the regional TV channels 0-6 TV, ATTICA TV, EXTRA CHANNEL-3, HIGH TV, MAD TV, MTV GREECE, NICKELODEON and SPORT TV [J.M.D. 21161/2008].


June 18, 2010

Broadcasting centers: “Hymettus” & “Aegina”.

Initiation of digital signal broadcast for the privately-owned nationwide television stations in Attica [J.M.D. 21161/2008].

At “Aegina” the analogue transmission of the TV programs ceases.

At “Hymettus” [the largest broadcasting center in Greece] simultaneous transmission of both signals is maintained in accordance to the Joint Ministerial Decision.

Coverage: Attica, Mesogeia, Cyclades West coasts, Northern coasts of Euboea.


January 14, 2010

Broadcasting centers: “Chortiatis” & “Filippeio”.

Initiation of digital signal broadcast for privately-owned nationwide TV channels in Thessaloniki [J.M.D. 44088/1268/Φ.150/15-10-2012, G.G. 2797/Β’/16-10-2012].

At “Filippeio” analogue TV program transmission ceases, while at “Chortiatis” simultaneous broadcast of both signals is maintained [J.M.D. 21161/2008].

Coverage: Mainly Thessaloniki, parts of Imathia, Pieria, Pella, Kilkis and small part of Chalkidiki prefectures.


September 24, 2009

Broadcasting center: “Xylokastro”.

Digital broadcasting of privately-owned nationwide TV channels is achieved for the first time in Greece [J.M.D. 21161/2008].

Coverage: Large section of the Corinthian gulf.


Note: Joint Ministerial Decisions are only available in Greek.