ERT Sports HD
|ERT Sports HD|
|Launched||27 April 2011|
11 June 2015 (Relaunch)
9 February 2019 (as ERT Sports)
|Closed||8 February 2019|
(as ERT HD)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Website||ERT Sports HD|
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 52, 23|
|Cosmote TV||Channel 105|
ERT Sports HD (Greek: ΕΡΤ Sports HD) is a Greek free-to-air television channel, onwed by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, the state broadcaster of Greece. It is the first high-definition television channel in the country and started broadcasting on 27 April 2011 in several large cities such as Athens, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupoli. ERT HD broadcast such important international events as the Olympic Games, the UEFA European Championship and the Eurovision Song Contest. It broadcasts at 1920x1080i50 lines, encoded at H.264/MPEG-4 AVC on the DVB-T standard.
The private Greek television channel Skai filed a lawsuit against ERT in 2011 for what it claimed was an illegal monopoly on high-definition programming by the public broadcaster. In its lawsuit, Skai claimed that ERT was in violation of European Union regulations regarding competition.
- "ΕΡΤ HD, Τι είναι και πως το βλέπω;" (in Greek). www.techblog.gr. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "Αθλητικό κανάλι η ψηφιακή ΕΡΤ Sports HD". www.avgi.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- "ΕΡΤ: επιχειρεί παρανόμως να εισάγει στην HD τηλεοπτικά της προγράμματα" (in Greek). www.skai.gr. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011.