Vouli Tileorasi

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Vouli Tileorasi
Launched 1999
Owned by Hellenic Parliament
Picture format 576i (PAL)
16:9 (SDTV)
Country Greece
Website Vouli TV Official Site
Availability
Terrestrial
PAL LCN 04
DVB-T TBA ERT A, LCN 04
Satellite
Hellas Sat 2 Channel 022
NOVA Greece Channel 100
OTE TV Channel 101

Vouli Tileorasi (Greek: Βουλή Τηλεόραση, Parliament TV) is a Greek network dedicated to airing non-stop coverage of government proceedings and public affairs programming. The name comes from Greek Βουλή Vouli, meaning 'assembly', 'council', or 'parliament'; and Tileorasi, meaning television.

The primary aim of the channel is to give each citizen direct access to the inner workings of the Hellenic Parliament. It broadcasts live all sessions of parliament and the meetings of the department of parliamentary recess. Also broadcast, recorded not live, the work of the various permanent parliamentary committees.

Vouli TV broadcasts a daily parliamentary newscast that gives briefings on the day-to-day business of parliament, as well as information on democratic institutions and the parliamentary history of Greece. It also features updates on the European parliament with special emphasis on the Greek members of parliament.

The network also features non-political type programming, a block of cultural programming airs daily from 6pm-Midnight, with documentaries (covering various topics such as the arts, society, nature, history and science), films, theatre, dance, opera and classical music.

Vouli TV is the only channel of its kind in Europe that broadcasts terrestrially, FTA without the need for any special equipment or subscription fees. The signal is transmitted from 19 broadcast centres around the country which enable it to reach over 50% of the population. Efforts are under way to increase transmission so that the entire country can receive the signal. Vouli is also available on satellite, the signal transmits on Hotbird 3 and HellasSat.

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