New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television

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New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television
Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ και Τηλεόραση
Type Broadcaster (Television, Radio & Online)
Country Greece
Slogan Something new begins (Greek: Κάτι νέο ξεκινά)
Headquarters House of Radio (Mesogeion 432), Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece
Owner Publicly owned
Launch date
4 May 2014
Channel 52, 23
Channel 49, 41
Picture format
576i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080p 16:9 (HDTV)
Official website
NERIT

New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (Greek: Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ και Τηλεόραση, abbrev. ΝΕΡΙΤ, NERIT) is the state-owned public broadcaster in Greece. It is the successor to the defunct Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT). It started its broadcasts on May 4, 2014.

History[edit]

On 11 June 2013, the Greek government announced its intention to close ERT with immediate effect and to open a new organization entitled NERIT (Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ, Τηλεόραση - Nea Elliniki Radiofonia, Internet, Tileorasi - New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television). That night, the government started to shut down every transmitter of ERT in Greece. Many employees refused to leave ERT's headquarters at the House of Radio in Agia Paraskevi and continued to broadcast an internet TV channel on Greek, Cypriot and other European media sites. A few days later, ERT's signal was restored on some analogue frequencies in Greece, broadcasting a strike programme from Agia Paraskevi.

On 10 July 2013, after 28 days of black screens on ERT's digital channels, a transitional service started broadcasting on ERT frequencies as ΕΔΤ (Ελληνική Δημόσια Τηλεόραση - Elliniki Dimosia Tileorasi - Hellenic Public Television) from Paiania studios. A few hours later the broadcasting authority renamed the channel ΔΤ (Δημόσια Τηλεόραση - Dimosia Tileorasi - Public Television). ΔΤ, the transitional channel, transmitted old Greek movies and scientific, social and historical documentaries from ERT's archives. Βουλή Τηλεόραση (Vouli Tileorasi - Parliament Television) broadcasts sessions and documentaries from the Greek Parliament.

On Wednesday 21 August 2013, ΔΤ started live broadcasting with: "Πρωινή ενημέρωση" (Proini Enimerosi - The Morning News) from its Katehaki headquarters on several public TV frequencies. Sporting events such as the FIA Formula 1 World Championship and the UEFA Champions League were broadcast by ΔΤ (Δημόσια Τηλεόραση - Dimosia Tileorasi - Public Television) with commentaries from journalists. The broadcaster launched a redesigned logo for "ΔΤ".

On the morning of 26 September 2013, the Ελληνική Δημόσια Ραδιοφωνία (Elliniki Dimosia Radiofonia - Hellenic Public Radio Broadcasting) started live broadcasting with a programme called Πρώτο Πρόγραμμα (Proto Programma - First Programme) on several public frequencies. www.hprt.gr was launched as the official website of Hellenic Public Radio Television.

On 1 December 2013 ΔΤ stopped using the DIGEA platform. ΔΤ now broadcasts via the ex-ERT transmitters on three different frequencies: On the first (23 UHF from Athens), ΔΤ broadcasts 3 TV channels (ΔΤ1, ΔΤ HD, Vouli TV) and 3 Radio channels (ΔΡ1, ΔΡ2, ΔΡ3). ΔΤ1 is the main ΔΤ TV channel. The logo ΔΤ remained unchanged. ΔΤ HD (Dimosia Tileorasi High Definition) broadcast mainly the same as ΔΤ1 but in HD. The logo of ΔΤ HD is the same as ΔΤ with a small "HD" logo on the right-hand side of the screen. Technical details of ΔΤ HD: 1080i and Dolby Surround Digital Plus. ΔΡ1 and ΔΡ2 broadcast the same radio coverage, whilst ΔΡ3 later became a different channel. On the second frequency (37 UHF), ΔΤ broadcast 4 digital TV channels (EΔΤ, TV5 Europe, Nova Cinema 1 and Nova Sports-Disney XD). EΔΤ broadcast the same programme as ΔΤ1. On the third frequency (56 UHF from Thessaloniki), ΔΤ transmitted 4 TV channels (ΔΤ2, RIK, BBC and DW). ΔΤ2 broadcast exactly the same programme as ΔΤ1.

On Monday, 10 March 2014, at 7 a.m., the Ελληνική Δημόσια Ραδιοφωνία (Elliniki Dimosia Radiofonia - Hellenic Public Radio Broadcasting) began live broadcasting of a second radio channel called Τρίτο Πρόγραμμα (Trito Programma - Third Programme) along with Πρώτο Πρόγραμμα (Proto Programma - First Programme).

On Good Friday, 18 April 2014, ΔΤ2 broadcast a different TV programme to cover only the Basketball Euroleague play-off game between Panathinaikos B.C. and CSKA Moscow. The temporary logo of ΔΤ2 was the same as ΔΤ with a small "2" on the right-hand side.

From Sunday, 4 May 2014, at 6 p.m. at the beginning of the evening news, the Hellenic Public Television changed its name and logo to NERIT (Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ, Τηλεόραση - Nea Elliniki Radiofonia, Internet, Tileorasi - New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television) with a single programme called "Nerit", which was broadcast in 4 TV channels (Ν1, Ν2 (NERIT Sports), Ν HD and NERIT). The current logo of the N channel is the letter "N" displayed as a ribbon. Hellenic Public Radio has become "NERIT Radio" with three channels: First Programme (Proto), Third Programme (Trito) and Kosmos. Three more radio channels are planned. The new NERIT webpage (www.nerit.gr) replaced the Hellenic Public Radio Television website (www.hprt.gr). On 15 May 2014 the second NERIT channel began transmission as a sports programme called NERIT Sports.

Services[edit]

Television[edit]

  • N1 (NERIT 1) is the first public television channel of NERIT. The program is similar to the former NET.
  • N Sports (NERIT Sports) is the second public television channel of NERIT. The program consists of live sport broadcasts and there are times when N1 is rebroadcast to fill in the hours when the programme isn't broadcast.
  • N HD (NERIT HD) transmits a mix of the program N1 and N Sports in high definition. Usually, it transmits the program of N Sports.

The plan is to create a total of four TV channels (with N HD). The fourth channel will be broadcast abroad and would probably be called N World (NERIT World).[1]

Radio[edit]

  • First Programme is the first public radio channel of NERIT. The programme consists of folk music, sport and news.
  • Third Programme is the third public radio channel of NERIT. The programme consists of classical music, radio dramas and culture.
  • Kosmos is the fourth public radio channel of NERIT. The programme consists of reggae, jazz, folk-ethnic and world music. Kosmos was earlier on air only in Athens, but under NERIT it gone on air on the frequencies of the former ERA Kosmos in Athens, as well as in Thessaloniki. The station was expanded nationwide in a period of 2 weeks in July.[2]
  • World Programme is the fifth public radio channel, and is expected to start soon. It will broadcast information to the Greek diaspora and foreign listeners.
  • Expatriate Programme is the sixth channel, likewise expected to start soon. It will broadcast information in expatriate languages of Greece for foreign expatriates.

The second programme of NERIT radio is expected to start soon.

The plan is to create a total of six radio stations.[3]

Internet[edit]

NERIT has two official websites. One is the official site of the first channel which informs people about the news from Greece but also from the world, science, culture, sports, etc. The second site is the official website of NERIT. There is information about the organization, press releases and NERIT organised competitions. The page organized a public consultation which sought views of citizens on issues concerning the organization and functioning of the body.

Funding[edit]

NERIT is mainly funded by a 3 euro tax which is bundled with the electricity bill. NERIT also gets the monthly funding from the Government of Greece, the value of which is 180 million euros.

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