Greek DSO continues
August 20, 2012
By Chris Forrester
The broadcasting of analogue signals from Mount Ymittos, serving Athens, ceased on Friday August 17th. The move marks the full switchover to digital television broadcasting in most of the Attica (greater Athens) region.
The move affects the country’s three publicly owned stations – ET1, NET and ET3 – as private channels already made the switchover on July 20th. The public stations delayed their analogue switch-off because of the Olympic Games.
In order to receive the digital signal, older television sets will need a digital-to-analogue converor that supports the MPEG4 format. Mt Parnitha, about 35 miles North of Athens, will continue to transmit analogue signals for all channels since it is not one of the 23 locations included in the first phase of the country’s switchover.