New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television

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New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television
Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ και Τηλεόραση
Type Public broadcasting network (Television, Radio & Online)
Country  Greece
Slogan Something new begins (Greek: Κάτι νέο ξεκινά)
Headquarters House of Radio (Mesogeion 432), Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece
Owner State-owned
Launch date
July 10, 2013; 23 months ago (2013-07-10)
Dissolved June 11, 2015; 22 days ago (2015-06-11)
Channel 52, 23
Channel 49, 41
Picture format
576i 16:9 (SDTV)
1080p 16:9 (HDTV)
Radio programmes
five
Group Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση A.E.
Replaced by Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television (Greek: Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ και Τηλεόραση, abbrev. ΝΕΡΙΤ, NERIT) was the state-owned public broadcaster for Greece from 4 May 2014 to 11 June 2015. Antonis Samaras's coalition government established NERIT to replace the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) in 2013: NERIT began broadcasting under their identity on 4 May 2014, replacing the transitional service Dimosia Tileorasi.

In 2015, the government (by then under Alexis Tsipras as Prime Minister) restored ERT as Greece’s public broadcaster,[1] and NERIT ceased broadcasting on 11 June 2015 (at 6:00 EEST).

History[edit]

Background[edit]

On 11 June 2013, the Greek government announced its intention to close ERT with immediate effect and to open a new organization entitled NERIT (Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ, Τηλεόραση - Nea Elliniki Radiofonia, Internet, Tileorasi - New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television). That night, the government started to shut down every transmitter of ERT in Greece. Many employees refused to leave ERT's headquarters at the House of Radio in Agia Paraskevi and continued to broadcast an internet TV channel on Greek, Cypriot and other European media sites. A few days later, ERT's signal was restored on some analogue frequencies in Greece, broadcasting a strike programme from Agia Paraskevi.

On 10 July 2013, after 28 days of black screens on ERT's digital channels, a transitional service started broadcasting on ERT frequencies as ΕΔΤ (Ελληνική Δημόσια Τηλεόραση - Elliniki Dimosia Tileorasi - Hellenic Public Television) from Paiania studios. A few hours later the broadcasting authority renamed the channel ΔΤ (Δημόσια Τηλεόραση - Dimosia Tileorasi - Public Television). ΔΤ, the transitional channel, transmitted old Greek movies and scientific, social and historical documentaries from ERT's archives. Βουλή Τηλεόραση (Vouli Tileorasi - Parliament Television) broadcasts sessions and documentaries from the Greek Parliament.

On Wednesday 21 August 2013, ΔΤ started live broadcasting with: "Πρωινή ενημέρωση" (Proini Enimerosi - The Morning News) from its Katehaki headquarters on several public TV frequencies. Sporting events such as the FIA Formula 1 World Championship and the UEFA Champions League were broadcast by ΔΤ (Δημόσια Τηλεόραση - Dimosia Tileorasi - Public Television) with commentaries from journalists. The broadcaster launched a redesigned logo for "ΔΤ".

On the morning of 26 September 2013, the Ελληνική Δημόσια Ραδιοφωνία (Elliniki Dimosia Radiofonia - Hellenic Public Radio Broadcasting) started live broadcasting with a programme called Πρώτο Πρόγραμμα (Proto Programma - First Programme) on several public frequencies. www.hprt.gr was launched as the official website of Hellenic Public Radio Television.

On 1 December 2013 ΔΤ stopped using the DIGEA platform. ΔΤ now broadcasts via the ex-ERT transmitters on three different frequencies: On the first (23 UHF from Athens), ΔΤ broadcasts 3 TV channels (ΔΤ1, ΔΤ HD, Vouli TV) and 3 Radio channels (ΔΡ1, ΔΡ2, ΔΡ3). ΔΤ1 is the main ΔΤ TV channel. The logo ΔΤ remained unchanged. ΔΤ HD (Dimosia Tileorasi High Definition) broadcast mainly the same as ΔΤ1 but in HD. The logo of ΔΤ HD is the same as ΔΤ with a small "HD" logo on the right-hand side of the screen. Technical details of ΔΤ HD: 1080i and Dolby Surround Digital Plus. ΔΡ1 and ΔΡ2 broadcast the same radio coverage, whilst ΔΡ3 later became a different channel. On the second frequency (37 UHF), ΔΤ broadcast 4 digital TV channels (EΔΤ, TV5 Europe, Nova Cinema 1 and Nova Sports-Disney XD). EΔΤ broadcast the same programme as ΔΤ1. On the third frequency (56 UHF from Thessaloniki), ΔΤ transmitted 4 TV channels (ΔΤ2, RIK, BBC and DW). ΔΤ2 broadcast exactly the same programme as ΔΤ1.

On Monday, 10 March 2014, at 7 a.m., the Ελληνική Δημόσια Ραδιοφωνία (Elliniki Dimosia Radiofonia - Hellenic Public Radio Broadcasting) began live broadcasting of a second radio channel called Τρίτο Πρόγραμμα (Trito Programma - Third Programme) along with Πρώτο Πρόγραμμα (Proto Programma - First Programme).

On Good Friday, 18 April 2014, ΔΤ2 broadcast a different TV programme to cover only the Basketball Euroleague play-off game between Panathinaikos B.C. and CSKA Moscow. The temporary logo of ΔΤ2 was the same as ΔΤ with a small "2" on the right-hand side.

NERIT launch[edit]

From Sunday, 4 May 2014, at 6 p.m. at the beginning of the evening news, the Hellenic Public Television changed its name and logo to NERIT (Νέα Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία, Ίντερνετ, Τηλεόραση - Nea Elliniki Radiofonia, Internet, Tileorasi - New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television) with a single programme called "Nerit", which was broadcast in 4 TV channels (Ν1, Ν2 (NERIT Sports), Ν HD and NERIT). The current logo of the N channel is the letter "N" displayed as a ribbon. Hellenic Public Radio has become "NERIT Radio" with three channels: First Programme (Proto), Third Programme (Trito) and Kosmos. Three more radio channels are planned. The new NERIT webpage (www.nerit.gr) replaced the Hellenic Public Radio Television website (www.hprt.gr). On 15 May 2014 the second NERIT channel began transmission as a sports programme called NERIT Sports. On January 2015 began the official second channel of NERIT, NERITplus (replaced NERITsports), the Second Progamme and the new radio NERIT Macedonia (102 FM).

Services[edit]

Television[edit]

  • N1 (NERIT 1) was the first public television channel of NERIT. The program was similar to the former NET.
  • N Plus was the second public television channel of NERIT. The program consists of varied programming and there are times when N1 is rebroadcast to fill in the hours when the program wasn't broadcast.
  • N HD The program N1 and sometimes N Plus in high definition.
  • N Sports (NERIT Sports) was the second temporary television channel of NERIT. The program was broadcasting only sports.

Radio[edit]

  • First Programme was the first public radio channel of NERIT. The programme consists of folk music, sport and news.
  • Second Programme was the second public radio channel of NERIT. The programme consists of Greek music and culture broadcastis.
  • Third Programme was the third public radio channel of NERIT. The programme consists of classical music, radio dramas and culture.
  • Kosmos was the fourth public radio channel of NERIT. The programme consists of reggae, jazz, folk-ethnic and world music. Kosmos was earlier on air only in Athens, but under NERIT it gone on air on the frequencies of the former ERA Kosmos in Athens, as well as in Thessaloniki. The station was expanded nationwide in a period of 2 weeks in July.[2]
  • NERIT Macedonia was the fifth public radio channel of NERIT. The programme consists emissions about the civilization of Macedonia (Greece), songs and the emission <<Noah's world>> with First Programme. The radio broadcasts only in Macedonia of Greece.

Internet[edit]

NERIT had two official websites. One was the official site of the first channel which informs people about the news from Greece but also from the world, science, culture, sports, etc. The second site is the official website of NERIT. There is information about the organization, press releases and NERIT organised competitions. The page organized a public consultation which sought views of citizens on issues concerning the organization and functioning of the body.

Funding[edit]

NERIT's main source of income was a 3 euro surcharge from electric bills, supplemented by revenues from programme sponsorship and advertising.

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