NOVA Cyprus

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NOVA Cyprus
Type Private
Industry Telecommunications
Founded July 1, 2004
Headquarters Cyprus
Area served Cyprus
Products Direct Broadcast Satellite
Owners Multichoice Cyprus (July 1, 2004-June 2011)
Forthnet(July 2011- )
Website http://www.nova-cyprus.com

NOVA Cyprus is a Cypriot digital satellite pay television service owned by Multichoice Cyprus. NOVA launched in July 2004 and was the first DTH satellite provider to launch in Cyprus. It is one of two satellite platforms, the other being Athina Sat.

Since November 2007, NOVA Cyprus is also available via PrimeTV IPTV service of PrimeTel.[1]

NOVA offers Cypriot subscribers an array of programming choices from News, Sports, Movies, Children's & Entertainment.

From 1 July 2011 both LTV and Alfa removed definitely from NOVA Cyprus because the two sides were not able to come to an agreement after the dissolution of Multichoice Cyprus. Then NOVA Cyprus is under the control of Forthnet and Multichoice Hellas and during the summer/fall will be added HD service (NovaCinema1,2 HD, NovaSports1,2 HD etc.) from NOVA Greece and some other channels.

Dispute with LTV[edit]

"In July 2006, LTV pulled their service from the NOVA lineup, due to a dispute with Multichoice. In August 2006, Alfa TV was also removed from the NOVA line-up due to the same dispute." The channels then went on to sign with rival DTH provider Athina Sat.

In 2008, the two sides resumed negotiations and were able to come to an agreement. As of March 3, 2008, both LTV and Alfa are now once again available through NOVA Cyprus [2]

External links[edit]

  • Official Site (Greek) (English version is currently under construction)

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