Open TV

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OPEN Beyond TV
Launched1990–2013 (as 902 TV)
2013–2018 (as Epsilon TV)
2018–present (as Open TV)
Owned by
  • Radiotelevision S.A.
  • (a subsidiary of Dimera Media Investments,[1]
  • a company of Ivan Savvidis[2])
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share7.7% (between 04 and 10 February 2019, AGB)
SloganBeyond TV
Broadcast areaNationally
HeadquartersPaiania, Greece
Formerly calledEpsilon TV (2013–2018)
Replaced902 TV (1990–2013)
Sister channel(s)Plus TV
WebsiteOfficial Website
DigeaAll over Greece at local frequencies
NOVA GreeceChannel 981
NOVA CyprusChannel 114
Cosmote TVChannel 110
Cosmote TVChannel 10
Vodafone TVChannel 7
Wind VisionChannel 11
Streaming media
Open TVLive TV

Open TV, formerly Epsilontv[3], is a Greek free-to-air television station, based in Paiania, East Attica.


It belongs to Radio-television S.A. which was sold from Communist Party of Greece to the Cypriot offshore company A-Orizon Media Ltd. under contract came on July 31, 2013, and replaced the 902 (Left) channel. The operation began on September 11, 2013, at 00:10 with broadcast Entertainment Gossip News with presenter Maria Louisa Vourou.

The first station's newscast sent out the same day at 19:30 pm, with main presenter journalist George Karameros. Since October 2013 the channel has a full schedule, including Press News, information, entertainment, cultural and sports programmes. George Tragas for a few months showed the programme State of Siege and subsequently Restricted Area. Also presented programme Without Anesthetic and Sniper. Since September 2014, the main news program has been presented by Lina Klitou. In 2017, the channel was sold to Ivan Savvidis.[2][4] Filippos Vrionis was the former owner.[5]

Broadcasting signaling[edit]

The E Channel began broadcasting from its platform Digea on 11 September 2013. On 22 November 2013 the channel joined the Cable platform NOVA Greece at position 114 and NOVA Cyprus at position 613 and from December 15, 2014, and joined the Cable platform of Cosmote TV at position 111. On the afternoon of 8 March, 2016 officially launched the E Channel to broadcast in high definition (HD). Also, Epsilon TV has been working with New Channel, Extra Channel from Peristeri and Plus TV from Limassol.


The Open TV program "Ευτυχείτε" (Eutixeite, lit. "happenings") and its host Katerina Kainourgiou were criticized due to her and the show's guests ridiculing South Korean pop singers Oh Se-hun, Kang Daniel, V and Jungkook who made it on a list of "the 100 most handsome faces of 2018".[6]



  1. ^ Στην Dimera Media Investments περνά επίσημα ο τηλεοπτικός σταθμός Epsilon TV (in Greek). Fortune (Greece). 24 November 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b Οριστικοποιήθηκε η εξαγορά του τηλεοπτικού σταθμού Έψιλον από τον Ιβάν Σαββίδη (in Greek). CNN (Greece). 11 August 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. ^ Το OPEN ανοίγει και σας περιμένει - Τι θα δούμε την πρώτη μέρα. (in Greek). 23 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ Ο Ιβάν Σαββίδης αλλάζει τα πάντα στο Epsilon: Δείτε το νέο λογότυπο του σταθμού
  5. ^ Skarlatos, Theopi (27 May 2016). Written at Athens. "Greek media upheaval hits Mega TV channel". BBC News. London. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  6. ^ Kang, Gyeong-ju (7 January 2019). "객관적으로 못생겼다" 그리스 TV 진행자, 방탄·워너원·엑소 외모 비하. Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 23 April 2019.