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  1. Just saw an ad on Odyssey- ERT World is officially back! It said that for the rest of March they will continue to alternate between ERT World and Greek Cinema programming. ERT World will return full time in April. I wonder if it will show up on Dish in the USA soon as well?!
  2. Its airing here on Bell Sat as well. I wonder if they have picked up the rights to ERT World or if they are just airing the online stream illegally?! No, actually you are paying for ERT World, that is what the channel should be airing.
  3. This channel used to be ERT World Canada, when ERT shut down the channel remained on the air with programming from Greek Cinema being aired on what was supposed to be a temporary basis. Fast forward, 3-4 years and ERT has been resurrected but is a mess and ERT World is still nowhere to be seen (at least internationally). For some inexplicable reason, the jokers at OTN have kept the channel going with this 'replacement' programming (which is essentially Greek Cinema with a different channel name in the guide), instead of shutting it down and replacing it with another channel. Also, for some
  4. No change on Bell Sat, the channel still says 'ERT' in the guide but is airing programming from Greek Cinema. What you saw must have been some sort of technical glitch. I don't see ERT World launching any time soon, from what I have read ERT is a mess these days so I don't think expanding coverage of ERT World is really a priority right now. I don't really care for this channel coming back again, with all the constant changes in government in Greece I don't think it will be the same as it was before it was shut down. The current government, from what I have read, is trying to operate i
  5. This TV license issue, like most things in Greece, has turned into one big debacle- are Greek politicians incapable of doing anything right or is the system so corrupted that it makes even good, positive attempts at change look bad?! I think its anyone's guess where things go from here, the last thing I read was that the government was going to issue temporary licenses to all existing channels- is that still happening or are they going to attempt another auction?! Interesting news, someone is actually going to launch an all-news channel in Greece, something that is long overdu
  6. Is this an actual service or just a series of apps with various people uploading content and streaming the various channels?! I see no mention of ANT1 Satellite, which indicates that its not a legal service, meaning at some point these channels might crack down and you will lose access to them and the content that belongs to them. ANT1 from what I have seen is very aggressive in protecting access to their channel and content, going after anyone who tries to pirate their service. Heck these guys don't even offer their web TV service outside of Greece which I don't understand?! My dad is not
  7. MEGA hasn't shut down, although they are heading in that direction. As mentioned above, they have been eliminated from the process where the government will be awarding licenses to 4 channels that will be broadcasting as national stations. The channel is in bad shape thanks to the corrupt owners who run it and have saddled it with an enormous amount of debt that it cannot pay back in the current economic climate in Greece. I would like to see the channel file for bankruptcy protection so that they can get rid of the debt AND the corrupt ego maniacs who currently have an ownership stake.
  8. There is no way they will be allowed to leave, they didn't let Greece leave which is in worse shape financially and is a mere bit player in the game so I doubt very much that the UK will be allowed to leave either. They will fix the vote if they have to just like the did with the Scottish independence vote.
  9. You just answered your own question- their programming library has value, that is why someone would buy it. They produced a lot of hit shows over the years, many of the top ones I believe still re-air to this day. MEGA is in a heap of trouble, I have been following the unfolding events for a while now and it doesn't look good for the future of this channel. For a while now the egomaniac owners have been fighting over the operating budget as none of them want to put in anymore of their own money. They failed to come to an agreement several times but recently I read something about a new
  10. I think this might be one of the goals here, why else would you limit the amount of private stations whom you stand to make money from through this license fee?! So, according to this think tank Greece can only support 4 private stations yet have no problem operating 3 public stations?! :rolleyes: ERT should be comprised of 2 channels IMO, one based in Athens and one in Thessaloniki- 3 is not needed and is to much for a country Greece's size. FYI, there is no Skai International Grk101, at least as far as I know?! NGTV used to air programming from Skai but not anymore, their website only
  11. They don't even list Canada on their website, the channel launched on Bell Fibe over a year ago but they still haven't updated their website. Is the schedule correct and if it is why can they find time to update the schedule but cannot update the channel availability section so people know who the hell carries this channel?! What a joke, these people remind me of the people who run Odyssey TV here in Canada, they don't know how to operate a proper website and can't be bothered to reply to any emails. This is a very BIG pet peeve of mine, what the hell is the point of having a website if you
  12. How do you know Dish refuses to carry ANT1 in HD?! They currently carry several ethnics in HD and seeing as how Dish & Antenna have a good relationship (it was the first Greek channel to launch abroad and has been on Dish since its inception), I see no reason why they wouldn't carry it?! Also, IMO there is no reason in this day and age to continue to carry 2 feeds of the same channel, if by some miracle ANT1 Satellite launches in HD they could just replace the current feed with the HD feed. As for the TV licensing situation, I think the reason they are limiting the licenses to 4 is o
  13. Wow, what is with the sudden launching of all these HD channels?! I thought these channels are all in dire straits financially, how do they have money to upgrade to high definition?! Its about damn time Antenna launched in HD, from what I have read they are in the best shape financially so what took them so long- are they THAT cheap that they don't want to spend money to upgrade their signal and systems?! (silly question I know but I had to ask :P) Does this mean that we will FINALLY see Antenna Satellite launch in HD, I am sick of watching that channel in stretch mode on my flat screen.
  14. Antenna has posted a note on their FB page that they will be airing the Panathinaikos match today. It looks like they have acquired some rights but not sure if it is for specific teams or only certain matches?!
  15. It appears as though SportPlus is connected to Nova in some way (the sports shows it airs are all from Nova Sports), if there is a connection then I would think that the smart money would be on SportPlus acquiring exclusive rights to the Super League which would also give the owners a stronger hand in negotiations to expand carriage of the channel. If they do acquire the rights to all games then they should look at converting the channel to HD, SD quality doesn't cut it for a sports channel in 2015. Here in Canada the channel is sold as an add-on to the Greek package on Bell Fibe for $10.- q
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