Greece begins switching off its analogue TV signals this week. The first stage in the nation’s transfer to all-digital transmission begins on July 20th when the key Athens transmitter on Mount Ymittos switches off. 120,000-150,000 homes are affected.
However, the Greek national networks of ET1, NET and ET3 will stay with analogue for a few more weeks while the Olympic Games are running, and switch off on August 17th.
Greek digital transmissions started in 2006 (in MPEG2) and there are a wide range of MPEG4 digital terrestrial decoders available in the market at prices starting at about €50.