Cosmote TV

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Cosmote TV
Private (subsidiary of OTE)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded September 2008
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Area served
Greece
Products IPTV, Direct-broadcast satellite, HbbTV
Owner OTE
Parent OTE
Website Official Site

Cosmote TV is the corporate name for two pay television services in Greece, owned by Greek telecommunication operator OTE. The two services are as follows:

  • Cosmote TV via Broadband - IPTV service
  • Cosmote TV via Satellite - satellite television service

Cosmote TV Satellite broadcasts on Ku band from Eutelsat's Eurobird 9A at 9.0°E featuring DVB-S2 -8PSK/MPEG-4 technology. In June 2012 OTE TV had 76,345 subscribers.

History[edit]

In 2009, Greek Telecommunications giant OTE launched an IPTV service called Conn-x-TV. It was initially available in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larisa & Iraklion, it is available in most of Greece.

In October 2011, Conn-x TV was re-branded as OTE TV via Conn-x. At the same time, OTE launched their long anticipated satellite service known as OTE TV via Satellite. Both services operate under the OTE TV brand and contain the same logo.

In March 2012 OTE TV had 63,497 subscribers. By the end of June 2012, reports say that the subscribers of OTE TV, both satellite and ip customers, had reached the number of 76,345. On November 2013, OTE TV reached 230.000 subscribers, most of them under the satellite service. On August 2014, the number of OTE TV subscribers surpassed the 300.000.

In the end of June 2015 OTE TV had 377.548 subscribers, while in June 2016 the platform had 458.920 subscribers (21,6% rise).[1]

In January 2016, OTE TV announced the creation of OTE History, Greece's first local documentary channel, exclusively focused to Greek history, culture, and civilization. The channel broadcasts documentaries licensed by Greece's most acclaimed documentary producers and global distribution companies as well as its own original productions. OTE Group's CEO Michael Tsamaz said in a press conference held for the presentation of the channel prior to launch: "OTE HISTORY is an important project for OTE, an organization closely tied to the modern Greek history, with special cultural role and responsibility. With documentaries and high-quality shows with high aesthetic standards on the history, the culture, the people and the traditions of our country, this channel can be a new spot of entertainment and education for viewers. OTE HISTORY was created with a lot of effort, vision and respect for the content and its audience. It is our legacy to future generations".[2]

In August 2016 the OTE TV platform surpassed Nova Greece subscribers number, by reaching 462,000.[3]

In November 2016 OTE TV was re-branded as COSMOTE TV and its respective branded channels as COSMOTE Cinema, COSMOTE Sports, and COSMOTE History. Moreover, as of November 2016, COSMOTE TV has agreements with three of the six major studios, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures.

In January 2017 COSMOTE TV reaches 500,000 subscribers.

Programming[edit]

Cosmote TV via Broadband includes SD channels and access to Video On Demand content, branded as Cosmote Cinema On Demand (previously known as Film Express) with movies and Cosmote TV Club (previously known as Film Club) which includes TV series with whole seasons, movies, music videos, documentaries, cartoons and travel guides.

Cosmote TV via Satellite includes HD version of several channels, available to subscribers with no extra cost.

Cosmote TV provides four types of subscription. The first, called Family Pack, includes all the channels, except from Cosmote Sport (1 HD, 2 HD, 3 HD, 4HD, 5HD, 6HD, 7HD, 8HD, Highlights HD), Cosmote Cinema (1 HD, 2 HD, 4 HD), Village Cinema HD and Blue Hustler.

The second, called Cinema Pack, includes all the channels of the Family Pack plus the channels Cosmote Cinema (1 HD, 2, 3, 4 HD)and Village Cinema HD.

The third, called Sports Pack, includes all the channels of the Family Pack plus the channels Cosmote Sport (1 HD, 2 HD, 3 HD, 4HD, 5HD, 6HD, 7HD, 8HD, Highlights HD).

Finally, for those who want all the available channels, there is the Full Pack.

Last but not least, Cosmote TV offers an Adult Pack at extra cost which includes Penthouse HD1, Hustler HD and Sirina HD and Private TV.

Channel list[edit]

Greek National and Regional Channels[edit]

101 - Vouli Tileorasi
102 - ERT1
103 - ERT2
104 - ERT3
105 - ERT HD
106 - MEGA
107 - ANT1
108 - ALPHA
109 - STAR
110 - Skai TV
111 - Epsilon TV
112 - Euronews Greek
151 - OTE History
650 - Makedonia TV
651 - Action 24 coming soon
652 - Kontra Channel
653 - Extra Channel
654 - SBC
655 - TV100
656 - Κρήτη TV
657 - Star Κεντρικής Ελλάδας
658 - 4E TV
659 - Ήπειρος TV1
660 - ΔΙΚΤΥΟ ΤV
661 - Δέλτα TV
662 - Blue Sky
663 - APT
664 - AB Channel
665 - Channel 9
666 - Best TV
667 - Corfu Channel
668 - Aιγαίο TV
669 - TV Kosmos
670 - TRT
671 - Alert TV
672 - Nea TV Crete
673 - Ionian Channel
674 - High TV coming soon
675 - Attica TV coming soon
676 - DR TV Peloponnese coming soon
677 - Tharri TV coming soon

Cinema & Series[edit]

201 - Cosmote Cinema 1 HD
202 - Cosmote Cinema 2 HD
203 - Cosmote Cinema 3
204 - Cosmote Cinema 4 HD
205 - Village Cinema HD
207 - Sundance Channel HD
208 - FOXlife HD
209 - FOX HD
210 - E! HD
222 - Cosmote Cinema on Demand 1HD
223 - Cosmote Cinema on Demand 2
224 - Cosmote Cinema on Demand 3
225 - Cosmote Cinema on Demand 4

Sports[edit]

301 - Cosmote Sport Highlights HD
302 - Cosmote Sport 1 HD
303 - Cosmote Sport 2 HD
304 - Cosmote Sport 3 HD
305 - Cosmote Sport 4 HD
306 - Cosmote Sport 5 HD
307 - Cosmote Sport 6 HD
308 - Cosmote Sport 7 HD
309 - Cosmote Sport 8 HD
310 - Eurosport 1 HD
311 - Eurosport 2
312 - Edge Sport HD
313 - Motorvision TV HD
314 - Motors TV coming soon
315 - FOX Sports coming soon

Documentary[edit]

151 - COSMOTE History
401 - Nat Geo HD
402 - National Geographic Channel
403 - Discovery Showcase HD
404 - Discovery Channel
405 - Discovery Science HD
406 - Nat Geo Wild HD
407 - Animal Planet HD
408 - Viasat History
409 - History Channel HD coming soon
410 - Travel Channel HD
411 - IDX
412 - RT Documentary coming soon
413 - RT Documentary HD coming soon

Lifestyle[edit]

451 - TLC
452 - Luxe TV HD
453 - Fashion TV
454 - World Fashion
455 - Body In Balance
456 - Arte coming soon
457 - TV5MONDE coming soon

Kids[edit]

501 - Disney Channel
502 - Disney XD
503 - Disney Junior
504 - nickelodeon HD
505 - Boomerang HD coming soon
506 - Baby TV
507 - Smile TV

Music[edit]

601 - MAD
602 - MAD Hits
603 - MTV Europe
604 - MTV Live HD
605 - MTV Hits[disambiguation needed] coming soon
606 - VH1
607 - MEZZO
608 - C Music TV
609 - iConcerts HD

News[edit]

701 - CNN coming soon
702 - BBC World News
704 - Deutsche Welle
705 - France 24 English
706 - France 24 France
707 - Al Jazeera English
708 - Al Jezeera coming soon
709 - Russia Today
710 - RT HD coming soon
711 - Bloomberg TV Europe
712 - CNBC
713 - CCTV NEWS coming soon
714 - NHK World coming soon
715 - I24 News English coming soon
716 - I24 News France coming soon
717 - Arirang World coming soon
718 - Jeem TV coming soon

Adult[edit]

781 - Blue Hustler (with no extra cost)
782 - Sirina TV HD (available in Adult Pack - with extra cost)
783 - Penthouse HD1 (available in Adult Pack - with extra cost)
784 - Hustler TV HD (available in Adult Pack - with extra cost)
785 - Private TV (available in Adult Pack - with extra cost)
786 - Playboy TV (χωρίς επιπλέον συνδρομή) coming soon
787 - Brazzers TV coming soon
788 - Dorcel TV coming soon
789 - Redlight HD coming soon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Θηλιά στη συνδρομητική τηλεόραση η κυβερνητική φορολόγηση". digitaltvinfo. 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ "OTE HISTORY: The first documentary channel for Greece". Cosmote. 20 Ιανουαρίου 2016.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Η φορολογία "φρέναρε" την αγορά συνδρομητικής τηλεόρασης". Cnn Greece. 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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