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  1. So you guys that have Home2Us, how do you like their service so far? Judging by their website, Alter is not offered. Is it safe to say that Alter Globe is dead? Has anyone heard anything? Alter in Greece seems to be operating normally. They have a morning show that's filling the early slot while Aytia is on vacation. And they have a show called Summer Live while the Bla Bla people are sunbathing. Have they been bailed out of their debt?

  2. I thought they did this a few years ago. I know they changed mine like in 2008

    Yeah, that's what they told me back in July of 08 when they did repair work on my dish and replaced my receiver because it went bad. They said they would be upgrading everybody w/in a couple of months and those couple of months went by and nothing ever happened--until I got that letter in the mail last week. So a couple of months was actually 3 years--at least for me.
  3. I got a letter in the mail from Dish Network on Monday. Basically it states that "due to improvements in our system's technology, it may be necessary to reconfigure your dish antenna or replace some of your existing equipment".

    I called today and made an appointment. They're coming to my house on Saturday. From what I understood, I think they're replacing my dish. As far as equipment (i.e. receiver) they will replace it if the new dish is not compatible w/ my current receiver.

    Everything is being done free of charge. Finally we get something free. :)

    If we could only get ERT for free.

  4. It appears this guy is trying to Anglicize ERT World, he is talking about adding newscasts in English and airing shows with subtitles?!  :huh: He states that ERT World should be like a bridge, whose purpose is to connect the omogenia with the motherland and the way to accomplish this is by air programming about tourism, culture and the economy- sounds to me like he wants to turn ERT World into some sort of cheap infomercial promoting Greece?! I think the channel is fine as is, they should add some programs specifically for the omogenia (which they did air at one point) and perhaps

    a few comedies or dramas. Also, time to dust off their plan from a few years ago that called for the creation of 3 separate feeds for ERT World, where programming is aired according to the local timezone NOT local time in Greece.

    I would not be in favour of adding English language programming and I am sure others feel the same. Most people who watch Greek TV do so to connect with their homeland AND to be able to watch Greek content NOT English.

    If he plans to add this content but at the same time keep also the stuff that's already on there, then I myself don't have a problem w/ it. Newscasts in English would be great because for me I don't understand a lot of the things they say when it comes to economics and politics. I hated the fact that ANT1 pulled their English newscasts off the air a while back.
  5. It doesn't work for me because I'm not the only one in my household.  Someone in this forum had said that IPTV was the future.  Not with this setup. :nono:

    I am curious gang3171--do you really find there are instances when TWO different Greek channels have something worth watching? I usually have trouble even finding one thing, and often wonder why I even have the ones I do. :D
    I can say the same thing for American channels and I have much more of them.
  6. I'm considering in getting the channels from them but I'd like to hear from other people first.

    Well screw that option! I contacted WhereverTV about having multiple receivers and they said this:

    You can have as many receivers hooked up to one account as you would like, however, only one receiver can be connected to one account at a time.

    So, if you have a receiver in your living room and one in your bedroom, you would not be able to watch your subscription on both simultaneously.

    You could, however, go from one room to another and watch the subscription in one room and then move to the second room and continue watching in the second room.

    Sincerely,

    Rob Johnson

    Customer Service Representative

    WhereverTV

    It doesn't work for me because I'm not the only one in my household. Someone in this forum had said that IPTV was the future. Not with this setup. :nono:

  7. If I had to pick between EllasTv and WhereverTV, I would pick WhereverTV. They sound much more legit and their website provides much better info. And their receiver prices are so much cheaper with 3 different models $59.99, $79.99, & $99.99. These receivers are also available for purchase at Best Buy, Wal-Mart, RadioShack, and other retailers as well as their website. Package prices are better as well as a-la-carte for any channel ($14.99). Mega, ERT, & Star are currently available with RIK and GMTV coming in August. Alter is listed as coming soon. I'm considering in getting the channels from them but I'd like to hear from other people first.

  8. I was charged from “GREEKTV AMERICA INC” and they sent out a paper statement/receipt marked as paid on Greek TV America letterhead from California. (Where EWN is based) It seems like a confusing set up, but as I understand it, and I could be wrong, GMG had teamed up with EWN to create a new platform (Greek TV-America) which would be run, marketed, etc. by EWN/their new subsidiary Greek TV-America, and Home2US was providing the hosting. But now it appears something went wrong with the EWN deal, and they are looking for a new partner for the platform. (Or as GMG claim someone is buying them out...)

    This is why I'm hesitant to become a subscriber. GMG is highly suspect.
  9. Greek Media Group updated their website. No changes really unless you want to count a change of font as a change or that they have removed the statement "Coming Soon" from the pages of Alter, Star, & GMTV. But they also don't state where these channels can be found.

    What a wonderful website, full of information. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

  10. The Greek TV America link (Greek TV America) now is redirected to the Greek Media Group.

    What is that all about?

    If you go to the Greek Media Group website and click on the Mega Cosmos link, Euro-World Network is no longer listed as a platform. Only RCN & Cablevision are listed. On the main home page if you notice there is a Mega Cosmos banner that reads, "Order today: 800-306-7526". All previous info that was on that banner has now been deleted. I remember that there was more info at 1 time on that banner. So anyone out there knows what this means?
    DKSat, any insight?
  11. The Greek TV America link (Greek TV America) now is redirected to the Greek Media Group.

    What is that all about?

    If you go to the Greek Media Group website and click on the Mega Cosmos link, Euro-World Network is no longer listed as a platform. Only RCN & Cablevision are listed. On the main home page if you notice there is a Mega Cosmos banner that reads, "Order today: 800-306-7526". All previous info that was on that banner has now been deleted. I remember that there was more info at 1 time on that banner. So anyone out there knows what this means?
  12. Just wanted to say Alter Globe is not shown here anymore hasn't be on Ellas+ for a few weeks now and all mention of it on the UBI site has been removed....

    According to the UBI website, the programming guide currently lists programs from Mega & Star for the Ellas + channel. What's the point of this channel if there are already separate Mega & Star channels? It's not like you can get Ellas + a-la-carte. It would be different if you could. It's a waste of a channel to make it look like you're getting a lot of channels for a "good" price.

    Here's to Ellas +. :tdown: :nono:

  13. I can't remember a time when the USA had all channels on one platform so not sure what the price difference would be if there were all on one platform it might be abit cheaper there by a few dollars but not much.

    Home2US full package is : $46.99

    Dish Network : $24.99

    So I think it would be very similar if you have the same situation there.

    It would be approx. $72.00-so you're right Kolossos it would be about the same price also if everything here was on 1 platform.

    Before December 1st 2006 everything was on Dish Network but there was no Alpha or Star over here at that time.

  14. As of today's exchange rate (Jun 10), 1 US dollar = approx. 95 Australian cents.

    The prices in US dollars would be the following:

    Complete package: $73.81

    ANT1 Pacific: $31.61

    MEGA Cosmos: $26.33

    Those prices are pretty steep. If I lived there, complete package would be the only option to go. The prices on the a-la-carte channels are ridiculous. At least they get radio channels we don't get and they get MAD World something we were promised over 4 years ago on their website and still nothing.

  15. Ant1 Pacific now ON AIR on Channel 5 along with Ant1 FM on Channel 14 Radio

    http://www.ubiworldtv.com/languages/greek.html Price will now be $69.95 for full Greek Package.

    And Al a Carte Options are Ant1 Pacific for $29,95 or Mega Cosmos for $24.95 both these comes with ERT World, 4E and Al Jazeera English plus the Greek Radio channels http://www.ubiworldtv.com/packages/greek/alacarte.html

    It's nice to get everything on 1 platform there in Australia. I wish we were so lucky here in the states.
  16. ERT finally came to their senses.

    Anyway one of the most exciting voting processes since I've been watching. For a while you didn't know who the winner would be but in the end it was Azerbaijan. Other "winners" tonight were Italy who returned after a 14 yr absence and captured 2nd place, Sweden who experienced technical problems during rehearsals captured 3rd, Ukraine was a surprise with 4th place (the sand artist helped) and last but not least,

  17. Just FYI, ERT did it again. :nono: They did not broadcast the 2nd semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest on ERT World. You know, they could at least make some sort of announcement but I guess that's wishful thinking on my part. Thank goodness my brother-in-law subscribes to Russian programming (he's Ukrainian) and was able to DVR the contest on Channel 1 Russia World (channel 2140 on DirecTV). There's also the option of the live stream on eurovision.tv but doesn't work well if you're not home at the time. Anyway, let's see if ERT does anything on Saturday but from the looks of it probably not.

    :gr:

  18. They must have decided against broadcasting it on ERT World this year for some reason. All the news articles on their Eurovision site strangely do not mention ERT World. For example, check this out from their first semi-final report: "The contest was broadcast live by NET and ERT HD, within the framework of the state broadcaster

  19. Does anyone know why ERT World preempted the broadcast of the 1st semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest yesterday? They showed nothing but documentaries during its 3pm-530pm time slot. I tried calling ERT directly several times, but of course no one picks up the telephone. I don't know why it was preempted. It was listed on the program guide. Luckily for me, my sister is married to a Ukrainian and they subscribe to Russian programming. The unfortunate part was listening to the Russian commentary. Don't know a word they said. Anyway, if anybody has any info, please post. Thanks. :)

  20. For those interested to Ellas Tv am happy to inform you that the following channels have been added to our programming.

    More channels are being tested and will be added soon to our programming including NET and Kontra TV, Olympiacos channel and many more.

    Our programming. Are you now an employee of EllasTV as well as a subscriber?
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