Advanced Television


Starlink goes live in Greece

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband service is now fully available over Greece. Costs are quoted as €60 a month with no need for long-term contracts. Potential users can ‘rent’ the Starlink equipment for a one-time activation fee of €50 plus €15 per month rental, or buy the dish, modem and cables for €300 which is a […]

March 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Greece: Antenna Group acquires Village Roadshow Operations

Antenna Group, the international media and entertainment organisation, has agreed with Eurobank to acquire the multiplex cinema chain, Village Roadshow Operations, in Greece. Antenna Group’s first acquisition in the cinema sector highlights its ambitious growth plans. The Group has a long history of serving audiences through its media outlets and across various platforms with quality […]

September 8, 2022

Love Island travels to Greece

ITV Studios’ and Motion Content Group’s award-winning format Love Island has been commissioned by Skai TV in Greece. The show will be produced by Silverline and is scheduled to air this fall. Love Island has become a reality television phenomenon with the show dominating social media and drawing in audiences from across the globe, with Greece […]

August 11, 2022

SoftAtHome’s Eyes’ON improves Wi-Fi in Greece

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, is supporting the major Greek Telecom operator to assess and validate its subscribers’ Home-connectivity performance with a dedicated Android App delivering Wi-Fi metrics on-demand, in cooperation with its local value-added telecom partner, VECTOR Technologies. SoftAtHome’s Eyes’ON solution, in use since early 2020, allows operator field […]

June 30, 2022

Greece: ducktv launches on Cosmote TV

Mega Max Media has announced the launch of its educational children’s channel ducktv on Greek pay-TV platform Cosmote TV. The launch of the linear channel follows last year’s SVoD deal building on the existing partnership between the companies. The content package comprising both services is available on the OTT platform while on SAT platform is […]

June 8, 2022

Friend MTS extends United Media deal

Global content protection specialist Friend MTS has extended its long-standing relationship with United Media to provide anti-piracy services for Novasports channels in Greece. The Novasports linear sports channels – Novasports Prime, Novasports 1, Novasports 2 and Novasports 3 – are protected against content theft and piracy by Friend MTS’s global monitoring services. Using fingerprint-based content […]

March 16, 2022

Greece: ERT updates OTT platform with Telmaco and Insys VT

ERT has launched the latest version of the Greek ERTFLIX OTT platform. The new backend implementation and the updated interface are the results of cooperation with the Greek systems company Telmaco S. A. and the team from Insys Video Technologies. ERTFLIX is a platform of the Greek state TV broadcaster, ERT, and provides users with […]

January 12, 2022

INA TV deploys Calrec to bring World Cup qualifiers to broadcasters

Greece-based INA TV is using Calrec’s Summa console and Hydra2 networking technology to satisfy the complex UEFA technical specifications to broadcast European qualifying matches for this year’s World Cup. INA TV, providers of OB and production services in the Greek and Balkan regions, uses a Summa to handle the HD, 4K, and Dolby 5.1.2 immersive audio requirements.  […]

January 6, 2022

Arabsat on acquisition trail

Arabsat, despite losing CEO Khaled Balkheyour last week, is still very much present at the Satellite 2021 show in Washington DC. Hadi Alhassani, VP and chief strategy officer of Arabsat, talking on a conference session at the show, said that Arabsat was busy looking to expand its geographical footprint. Alhassani told delegates that Arabsat was […]

September 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

United Group to acquire Wind Hellas

Southeast Europe—focused telecommunications services and media provider United Group has reached an agreement with Crystal Almond Holdings Limited to acquire Greek multiplay telco Wind Hellas, one of the country’s three mobile operators. Wind has a total of 4.2 million users and offers mobile, fixed, Internet, and television services. It generates revenues in excess of €500 […]

August 16, 2021