Digea

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Digea
Type Broadcaster (Television)
Country Greece
Availability Greece
Owner Alpha TV (14.28%)
Alter Channel (14.28%)
ANT1 (14.28%)
Makedonia TV (14.28%)
Mega Channel (14.28%)
Skai TV (14.28%)
Star Channel (14.28%)
Launch date
24 September 2009
Official website
http://www.digea.gr

Digea is a digital network operator that provides a digital terrestrial television transmission network in Greece for seven nationwide private TV channels (Alpha TV, Alter Channel, ANT1, Makedonia TV, Mega Channel, Skai TV and Star Channel).[1] In addition to these free-to-air nationwide stations, the network is open to any other station choosing to use its services.

The name Digea is a word play in Greek: composed of the words "Digital" and "Gaea" (the Greek name for Gaia, the ancient goddess who was the personification of the Earth), literally translated as "Digital Earth". It symbolizes a union of the digital era and the basis for life in our world.

The company’s main area of activity is the provision of networking and multiplexing services, both to the above-mentioned shareholders as well as to any legal entity opting to use the company’s services.

Time line[edit]

  • 24/09/2009: The first digital broadcasting of Digea consisting of television stations Alpha TV, Alter Channel, ANT1, Makedonia TV, Mega Channel, Skai TV and Star Channel was carried out in the Gulf of Corinth from the transmitting site of Xylokastro.
  • 14/01/2010: Digital broadcasting began in Thessaloniki - Central Macedonia from the transmitting sites of Chortiatis and Philippion.
  • 18/06/2011: Digital broadcasting began in Athens - Attica from the transmitting sites of Hymettus and Aegina.
  • 01/09/2010: Digital broadcasting of regional scale channels 0-6 TV, Attica TV, Extra Channel, High TV, MAD TV, MTV Greece, Nickelodeon (Greece) and Sport TV added in Athens - Attica from the transmitting site of Aegina.
  • 19/11/2010: Digital broadcasting began in Alexandroupoli - South West Thrace from the transmitting site of Plaka.
  • 08/02/2011: Digital broadcasting of regional scale channels Blue Sky, Channel 9, KONTRA Channel and TELEASTY added in Athens - Attica from the transmitting site of Aegina.
  • 25/02/2011: Digital broadcasting began in Rhodes (city) from the transmitting site of Monte Smith.
  • 27/05/2010: Digital broadcasting began in Central Thessaly from the transmitting site of Dovroutsi.
  • 09/12/2011: Digital broadcasting began in Northern Aitoloakarnania, Preveza and Arta from the transmitting site of Akarnanika.
  • 03/02/2012: Digital broadcasting began in Patras and Southern Aitoloakarnania from the transmitting site of Aroi.
  • 26/06/2013: Digital broadcasting began in Crete from the transmitting site of Malaxa and Rogdia.
  • 27/09/2013: Digital broadcasting began in Messinia and Laconia from the transmitting site of Petalidi.
  • 27/06/2014: Analog-to-digital full switchover throughout Peloponnese areas. Analog signal is due to shutoff and everyone who watches digital TV should retune their TVs.
  • 01/08/2014: Analog-to-digital full switchover throughout Attica areas. Analog signal is due to shutoff and everyone who watches digital TV should retune their TVs.
  • 05/09/2014: Analog-to-digital full switchover throughout East Macedonia and Thrace area and North Aegean areas. Analog signal is due to shutoff and everyone who watches digital TV should retune their TVs.
  • 21/11/2014: Analog-to-digital full switchover throughout Central Macedonia, Thessaly, and Central Greece areas. Analog signal is due to shutoff and everyone who watches digital TV should retune their TVs.
  • 19/12/2014: Analog-to-digital full switchover throughout West Macedonia, Epirus and ionian islands areas. Analog signal is due to shutoff and everyone who watches digital TV should retune their TVs.
  • 06/02/2015: Analog-to-digital full switchover throughout Crete, Dodecanese and Aegean islands areas. Analog signal is due to shutoff and everyone who watches digital TV should retune their TVs.

TV Channels[edit]

DIGEA 01 Multiplex[edit]

  • Alpha TV - private national scale television station
  • Alter Channel - currently off the air
  • ANT1 - private national scale television station
  • Makedonia TV - private national scale television station

DIGEA 02 Multiplex[edit]

  • Mega Channel - private national scale television station
  • Skai TV - private national scale television station
  • Star Channel - private national scale television station
  • E TV - private national scale television station (formerly the 902 TV television station, affiliated to the Communist Party of Greece, the television station along with the relevant broadcast license was sold by the party to a private company called A-Horizon Media Ltd,[2] and hence no longer has any afflication to the party)

DIGEA 03 Multiplex[edit]

DIGEA 04 Multiplex[edit]

DIGEA 05 Multiplex[edit]

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