Welcome to the digital era!

The benefits

Digital terrestrial television [DTV or DTTV] is the evolution of the emitted analogue television. It is the next pioneering service that portrays the technological advancement of the “small screen” after the introduction of colour television back in the ‘50s.

The advantages this technology brings to television are direct, numerous and are addressed to everyone, without the need of undertaking complicated tasks on your behalf as a viewer.

  • In terms of picture and sound, the end result is of better quality than that of analogue television. The digital receiver acts as a little computer, shielding the signal in order for the picture quality to remain intact. As a result, many areas experiencing average or poor picture quality or signal interference will overcome this phenomenon. In other words, an end will be put to image “noise” [due to weak signal or terrain structure] or to outline forms of people and objects that limit image sharpness.
  • There is no need to change the central installation since the signal continues to be transmitted in radiofrequencies and to be received by a simple antenna [aerial]. For proper reception, the only requirement is to install the aerial and connect TV tuners/receivers correctly.
  • Since less space is required for signal transmission, more TV channels can broadcast through the same frequency and all in top picture and sound quality.
  • There is capability for integration of additional services such as the Electronic Program Guide [EPG] in Greek and English, which gives each viewer the opportunity to get informed about a TV channel’s daily and weekly program, to perform direct or scheduled program recording, program locking, set program start reminders, etc.
  • Interactive services can be supported.
  • Broadcast in high definition can be supported due to the available space in each frequency.
  • Programs of free television channels will remain free for viewing by everyone.