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Encyclopedia > ANT1
ANT1
Type Broadcast
Country Flag of Greece Greece
Availability    Worldwide via satellite
Founder Minos Kiriakou
Owner ANT1 Group
Launch date 31 December 1989
Website www.antenna.gr

Antenna, better known as ANT1, is a popular television station in Greece. It is pronounced "Ant-énna" because of the Greek word for Antenna meaning aerial and éna for the number 1. It launched on December 31, 1989, the same year as rival MEGA and is owned by ANT1 Group. ANT1 has been the most popular network in Greece for years with its line up of hit series including popular dramas Lampsi and Kalimera Zoi. Recently however, MEGA has overtaken ANT1 as the most popular network. Programming consists of comedies, dramas, news, current affairs programs, gameshows and entertainment shows. Image File history File links Ant1. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Antenna Group better known as ANT1 Group is a media company in Greece and is currently the largest Greek media company in the world. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Mega Channel, also known as Mega TV, was the first corporate-owned channel to launch on the Greek airwaves. ... Antenna Group better known as ANT1 Group is a media company in Greece and is currently the largest Greek media company in the world. ...


The first broadcast came on New Year's Eve 1989. One of the concept executive producers has been Nico Mastorakis who brought with him several original (for the Greek viewers) ideas after his stay in the USA. Programs like Wheel of Fortune (Greek version), and Oi Men Kai Oi Den were immediately among the top 10 shows in Greece. Cartoons are offered in the morning. Most of them are shown in the Greek language. Today they are offered only on Weekend mornings, while news-magazine and lifestyle programs such as Studio me Thea are now shown on the weekends. New Years Eve is December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Years Day. ... Nico Mastorakis (born 28 April 1941 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek filmmaker, director and radio producer. ... Countries which have their own versions of Wheel of Fortune The Wheel of Fortune has had a number of versions in different countries: // United States Main article: Wheel of Fortune United Kingdom The British version ran from 1988 to 2001, produced by Scottish Television for the ITV network. ... Greek ( IPA: or simply IPA: — Hellenic) has a documented history of 3,500 years, the longest of any single language in the Indo-European language family. ... Week End The weekend is a part of the week lasting one or two days in which most paid workers do not work. ...


Antenna also runs Antenna FM Athens, which also broadcasts nationally, Rythmos FM (a local pop music radio station in Athens) as well as international networks Antenna Satellite (North America), Antenna Pacific (Australia) and Antenna Europe (Europe, outside of the balkans) which broadcast the best of ANT1 programming to audiences abroad. ANT1 recently launched a digital channel- Antenna Gold, that airs programming from Antenna's programming library including many #1 hit shows. It airs on Nova, Greece's Digital Satellite platform as well as in North America on Dish Network. It also owns a stake in Macedonia TV, a TV station with national coverage in Greece, based out of Thessaloniki, and Antenna FM Thessaloniki, a radio station in Thessaloniki. ANT1 Gold is a spin-off satellite channel from Antenna Group, who own the popular Greek network ANT1. ... NOVA Greece is a Greek digital satellite pay television service owned by Multichoice Hellas and Teletypos. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Macedonia TV (Greek: Μακεδονία TV, Makedonia TV) is a Greek national television network, based in Thessaloniki. ...


Programs that were once shown on ANT1 were CBS Evening News from America. ANT1 Satellite News was also shown until the late 1990s. CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ...


A 30-second commercial, which is shown only on ANT1, and sometimes Star Channel shows all the guide to Greece's sunny beaches. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Star Channel, launched in the late 20th century is a Greek network broadcasting foreign-programming most of the time with a few Greek programs. ...


Its station is located in an Athens suburb of Maroussi. Its main Athens transmission tower is on Mount Hymettus. The station is broadcast terrestrially via a network of repeaters throughout all of Greece and Cyprus. Athens is the largest and the capital city of Greece, located in the Attica periphery. ... Maroussi or Amaroussi, also Marousi and Amarousi, (Greek, Modern: Μαρούσι, Katharevousa: -on) older forms: Amarousio, Amarousion, Amaroussi, Amaroussio, Amaroussion and Marousion is a suburban city NE of Athens, Greece. ... Hymettus, also Hymettos (Gr. ...


The ANT1 logo is colored with gold with ANT flattened 20 degrees to the right and the #1 is bolded at size 2. At the left edges of the #1, two lines starting from A to 1. The line at the top is short and the line at the bottom is almost long. The logo is placed at the top-left on ANT1. Due to its brightness, the logo may burn-in on rear projection TVs and plasmas. A defined image of the logo will appear permanently on the TV screen.

Contents

Slogans

ANT1 has had various slogans over the years, the most recent ones have been as follows:

  • 2002/2003 season: ANT1 ΝΟΥΜΕΡΟ ΕΝΑ (ΑΝΤ1 number one)
  • 2003/2004 season: BΛΕΠΩ ANT1 (I'm watching ANT1)
  • 2004/2005 season: Η ΖΩΗ ΘΕΛΕI ANT1 (Life needs ANT1)
  • 2005/2006 season: ΔΥΝΑΤΑ (Strong)
  • Present slogan: MH XANEIΣ ΣTIΓMH (Don't miss a moment)

Programming

Current Shows include:

  • Allaxate Geuseis - Cooking show with Alexandros Papandreou
  • Analyse To - Informative program that helps individuals with their personal problems. From phobias, to stress & depression to insecurities, psychologist Sandy Koutsostamati discusses issues that many people in society face and gives practical advice on dealing with these problems. Airs weekdays at 6:05pm.
  • Apodexeis - Investigative reports from 40 undercover reporters who find employment in various places then report back about their experiences. Hosted by famed Journalist Nikos Evangelatos, airs Wednesdays at 11:50pm. (Previously on Alpha TV)
  • Deal - gameshow, Greek version of international sensation Deal or No Deal, hosted by Christos Ferentinos
  • Erotas (Love/Eros) - the current ANT1 soap opera, replacing Kalimera Zoi and Lampsi which both ended their runs recently after many years on the air. Airs weekdays at 7pm.
  • Kalimera Ellada - Morning show with news, entertainment and more, airing Monday - Friday at 6:15am. The star of the show, which is in its 15th year, is long-time host George Papadakis.
  • Kalomeleta Kai Erhete - Weekend morning show, informative and entertaining, Reporters travel to all around Greece, meeting the people, learning about the area and its history. Hosted by Sofia Aliberti & Mihalis Marinos, airs Saturday & Sunday at 10am.
  • Proinos Kafes - Entertainment show that has been on the air for nearly a decade, features entertainment, music and more. It was hosted by Eleni Menegaki until 2005 but is now hosted by Eleonora Meleti. Airs Monday - Friday at 10am.
  • Studio Me Thea - Morning show for the Weekend. It features news, sports, current affairs and more. Studio Me Thea is now in its 7th year. Hosted by Spiros Haritatos and Evi Fragaki, airs Saturday & Sunday at 6:30am.
  • Ta Nea tou ANT1 - Daily newscast in Greek featuring news from Greece and around the world. Airs daily at 1pm, 6pm (update), 8 pm (main newscast hosted by Nikos Evangelatos) and 2:15am.

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History

  • 1986/1987 - Construction of Antenna TV station begun. Construction continued until Antenna began operations of satellite. Signals were being put all over the country.
  • 1989 - Antenna began operation of broadcasting in Greece.
  • Early to mid 1990s - Antenna began launching ANT1 in Cyprus, ANT1 Satellite for North American viewers, and ANT1 Pacific in Australia. The broadcasting hour was short and was broadcast 8 hours live (7:00pm EAST to 3:00am EAST), and reruns from 9am EAST to 5pm EAST until 1999. HRT from the Croatian Information Centre was also broadcast on the same channel.
  • 1992 - Kalimera Ellada (Good Morning Greece) was launched as the first morning show in Greece.
  • 1992/1993 - Lampsis and Kalimera Zoi passes the 1000th episode milestone.
  • Mid 1990s - Antenna and Skai (Sky) now Alpha-TV were the number one channels as indicated in some commercials The ANT1 slogan (ANT1 noúmero éna) was used until 1999 after their ratings were #1 in Hellenic speaking television. Some programs throughout the 1990s were being number one.
  • 1996 - antenna.gr hit the worldwide web, some prefer antenna.com.gr.
  • Late 1990s - Lampsis and Kalimera Zoi passes the 2000th episode milestone.
  • 1999 (September) - ANT1 Satellite and Pacific extended programming to 16 hours of broadcasting and also adds live news coverage.
  • Late 2000 - ANT1 Satellite and Pacific begins broadcasting a 24-hour program.
  • 2001 - ANT1 buys NovaSat and contracted with the state/country of Bulgaria in broadcasting rules. Web forums and IRC service started during the Big Brother reality show.
  • 2001/2002 - Lampsis and Kalimera Zoi passes the 3000th episode milestone.
  • 2002 - ANT1 Profits began to fall. It started from the $15 (American) range to $1.50 in the following weeks.
  • 2002 - Ratings for Ta Nea Tou ANT1 peaks at around 200,000, while Alter and Star reaches 250,000.
  • 2002 (September) - ANT1 changes its slogan to kainourgios kosmos (different world in English) while more shows were coming.
  • 2003 - Low profit means ANT1 profits listed as ANTV on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) was no longer seen on ANT1 satellite.
  • 2006 - Antenna launches Antenna Europe, international channel that broadcasts the 'best of Antenna' programming to major centres in Europe.
  • 2006 - Antenna launches Antenna Gold, Blue (music video channel), Antenna Radio Athens, Rythmos FM and Supersport FM to the North American market. All channels available on Dish Network, expansion is part of a new contract signed with Dish Network.
  • 2007 - Antenna Gold is removed from the channel line up on Nova due to the expiration of the agreement between ANTENNA and Multichoice Hellas. Antenna Gold is no longer available to viewers in Greece.

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ANT1 Europe / ANT1 Satellite / ANT1 Pacific

ANT1 Europe logo
ANT1 Satellite logo
ANT1 Pacific logo

ANT1 Europe, ANT1 Satellite and ANT1 Pacific are TV networks that broadcast ANT1 programming internationally. Antenna Europe is for viewers in Europe (outside of Greece), Antenna Satellite is for audiences in North and South America and Antenna Pacific is intended for audiences in Australia and the Pacific Rim. ANT1 Satellite & ANT1 Pacific started broadcasting in 1996 with a very limited schedule for only a few hours a day. Image File history File links Ant1_Europe. ... Image File history File links Ant1_Europe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


In 2000, both channels expanded to a full 24-hour schedule featuring the 'best of Antenna' including popular shows Lampsi, Erotas, and Kalimera Zoi, news, sports and special events.


ANT1 Europe started broadcasting in early 2006 but is only available outside Greece and not in neighbouring countries such as Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Romania & Albania. Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 812   -  Kingdom established 1217   -  Empire established 1346   -  Independence lost to... Motto None Anthem Intermeco Bosnia and Herzegovina() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Sarajevo Official languages Bosnian Croatian Serbian Government Parliamentary democracy  -  Presidency members Željko KomÅ¡ić1 NebojÅ¡a Radmanović2 Haris Silajdžić3  -  Chairman of the Council of Ministers Nikola Å pirić  -  High Representative 4 Independence...


See also

ANT-1 TV Cyprus (pronounced Antenna) is a free to air terrestrial TV channel established in 1993. ... ANT1 Gold is a spin-off satellite channel from Antenna Group, who own the popular Greek network ANT1. ... Blue is a 24hr music video channel that broadcasts exclusively for Greeks abroad and is owned by Antenna Group. ... This is a history of the programming that has aired on ANT1 from Greece, (as of 2003): // Length of New episodes from the earliest to the latest are written in brackets. ... // Television broadcasting in Greece began in 1966, with the first network, EPT (Elliniki Radiophonia Tileorassi) broadcasting out of Athens, as a state-owned monopoly. ... Topics of Greece Culture - Education Geography - History - Politics Greece Portal This is a list of wholly or partially Greek-owned companies operating in and outside of Greece or foreign-owned companies in Greece employing Greeks. ...

External links

  • Official Site (Greek)
  • Antenna Europe (Greek) (English)
  • Antenna Satellite (Greek) (English)
  • Antenna Pacific (Greek) (English)
  • Video from the reality show Mission broadcasted and created from Ant1 channel

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