|Closed||11 June 2013 (except for the Canadian Version)|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Formerly called||ERT Sat (1996-2006)|
(Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand)
|3840 H, 27500-3/4|
(Australia / New Zealand)
|12608 H, 22500-3/4|
|Hot Bird 6 (Europe)||10815 H,27500-5/6|
|11093 H, 15551-7/8|
|NSS 806 (North America)||3630 L, 3333-2/3|
|Kabel Deutschland (Germany)||Channel 209|
|DStv (South Africa)||Channel 432|
|Dish Network (USA)||Channel 9830|
|TransTV (Australia)||Channel 601|
|Cablecom (Switzerland)||Channel 443 (digital CH-D)|
|naxoo (Switzerland)||Channel 310|
|SFR neufbox TV (France)||Channel 521|
|Freebox TV (France)||Channel 555|
ERT World (formerly ERT SAT) was an internationally broadcast Greek-language channel run by Greece's former national broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). Programming included a mix of news, discussion-based programmes, drama, documentaries, entertainment shows as well as sports coverage including live games from Greece's top soccer league- Super League Greece. As of June 12, 2013, ERT World was disestablished under an order of the Greek Government, as part of austerity measures, along with all of ERT's former TV and Radio channels; ET1, NET, ET3, ERT World, Kosmos Radio and others ceased to operate from the morning of Wednesday 12 June.
ERT World has created a special program, consisting of the best programmes from the three national Greek channels, NET, ET-1 and ET-3 and its own specialized programs targeted at the global promotion of Greece. It also used to air programs from CyBC (the Cypriot public broadcaster) but discontinued the practice.
Programming is split into two zones- Weekday and Weekend. On weekdays one can find standard news and information as well as some entertainment shows. While on the weekend the focus is mainly on entertainment and sports.
In early 2006, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation revealed that ERT SAT would be undergoing a major overhaul to allow it to better meet the needs of Greeks abroad. Among the changes are new programmes designed specifically for the Omogeneia (Greek expatriates) and a localized schedule to serve each of the newly designated program 'zones'- North America, Europe/Africa & Asia/Australia. The new 'program zones' were to be launched in the fall of 2006 but as of March 2013 have yet to materialize as the channel still air programs according to local time in Greece (UTC+2).
In August 2010, ERT announced that they had initiated a public bidding process to award the worldwide distribution rights for ERT World. The current rights holder, Comart Telecom declined to renew their agreement with ERT and on August 30, 2010 it was announced that PCCW Global would be awarded the distribution rights temporarily for 1 year until the bidding process was completed and a decision made on the rights holder.
As of March 2013, the distribution rights are now held by KBI Implus Hellas.
Original ERT World programming
- Apo Tin Australia Me Agapi - weekly magazine, features news and stories about the Greek diaspora in Australia. Hosted by Alekos Markellos & Emma Emmanuel.
- Odysseia (Odyssey) - New program created specifically for ERT World, deals with the Omogenia. Features community news from various Greek communities around the world, issues regarding the initiatives and events of the diaspora, problems facing those living abroad regarding connecting with the homeland and live reports from cities and communities of the Apodimos Ellinismos. Hosted by Dora Anagnostopoulou.
- Elliniko Panorama (Hellenic Panorama) - Newsmagazine designed specifically for viewers of ERT World that aims to present to viewers the face of Hellenism. A look at the new generation and how they are shaping the Greece of tomorrow, discussion with Hellenes abroad and reports on key individuals. Now in its 4th year, hosted by Irini Nikolopoulou.
- NEWS4U - Daily English language news bulletin
- Tekmiria Ellinismou - Documentary series
- Εkpedeftikí Tileórasi - Educational programs including music, culture & history.
- Genous Thilykou - Talk show with focus on issues of importance to women. Hosted by Jenny Stavropoulou.
- Imerologia - Informational program that features discussions with well-known stars from the world of film, theatre and music about their lives, careers and whatever else comes up. It takes place around Athens in various locals such as restaurants, marketplace and in neighbourhoods.
- Thia Litourgia - Sunday Mass from the church of St. Dionysius the Areopagite in Athens.
- Orey Os Ellines - Documentary series, an in-depth look at the innovative project of 12 Greek scientists.
- Ouranio Toxo - Children's program aimed at pre-schoolers aged 4–6, to prepare them for school. Teaches them about the alphabet, numbers, drawing and much more. Also features reports from around the world on how children spend their time. Hosted by Christos Dimopoulos.
- Εxi Gousto - Daily talk show that deals with all the issues surrounding everyday life. Topics and guests range from a wide variety of areas, from music, to theatre, to film and even authors. A show that informs and entertains, it has been very popular with viewers and is now in its 4th year. Hosted by Bilio Tsokala.
- NET Idisis - News from around Greece and the world in Greek at Noon, 3pm & 9pm, with updates at 6pm and 1am (local time). Main newscast presented by Elli Stai.
- Menoume Ellada (Travelling in Greece) - Travel Magazine that showcases beautiful Greece and all it has to offer. 4 teams of reporters scour the country to bring the viewer to various points of interest, from small villages, to historical sites and local culture. The show also features live pictures from 40 different locations via webcams and also provides constantly updated weather conditions for various cities and traffic updates from national and regional road-all on the TV screen. Hosted by Giorgos Amyras & Renia Tsitsibikou.
- Proiní Enimérosi - Morning show with the latest headlines, sports news and scores, a look at the day ahead, weather conditions, entertainment and more. Hosted by Taki Saranti & Gianni Skalko.
- Reportaz Horis Synora - Award-winning documentary series, hosted by Stelios Kouloglou.
- Sta Akra - One on one discussion with various well-known people from various walks of life. Hosted by Biki Flessa.
- Stin Υgiá Mas - Variety program that focuses on entertaining viewers with music, featuring live performances by in-studio performers. Hosted by Spiros Papadopoulos.
- Symvainei Tora - Current affairs program that keep viewers informed of the latest headlines from Greece and around the world. Features live reports from around the country and analysis of issues that affect everyday people, such as economic matters, health concerns and more. Hosted by Fanis Papathanasiou & Maria Alexaki.
- Αlithina Senaria - Informative series that takes the viewer around the world to meet people who excel in their respective jobs. From a businessman on Wall Street to a shepard in Pindos, from an acclaimed journalist to a hermit in Pilios, fascinating people with a story to tell. This program is now in its 9th year and has been the most watched show on ET-3 since its inception. Hosted by Nikos Aslanidis.
- Anikhnéfsis - News magazine with focus on the Balkan region and the countries that comprise it. In depth look at the culture, history and people of this region. Hosted by Pantelis Savvidis.
- Diaspora - A series that focuses on bridging the gap between Greeks living abroad and Greece. It gives a voice to the omogenia, to tell about their way of life, the problems they face, stories about their experiences and more. A show that will inform and entertain viewers the world around, hosted by Xrusa Samou.
ERT World features coverage of live sporting events that are a part of the lineup specifically for the Diaspora Greeks who want to follow the sporting leagues from their homeland. Sporting events include:
- A1 Ethniki basketball matches
- Super League soccer matches (only for North America & Australia) ERT World airs all home games of PAOK, Olympiakos, Atromitos, Larisa, Asteras Tripolis & Xanthi.