TH : Thessaloniki CH : presume Chalkidiki transmitters
Notices : 24 and 36 have signals with no program . 31 is set with these 4 programs without streams
D Day for Thessaloniki
Yesterday 15-12010 is the D-day (digital day switchover )though in pilot stage for nationwide TV channels relaying in Thessaloniki. Most of the western part of the city including parts of the north areas including us in Filiro and Retziki are now able to watch the 7 TV channels via 2 transmitters using MPEG 4 compression technology and COFDM mode.
The 7 TV channels are Ant1 Mega SKAI STAR MACEDONIA Alter and Alpha which last year started a consortium called Digea TV to promote the digital switchover in Greece for the commercial TV channels (separate from the national TV network). Thessaloniki is the second point with Athens to follow in several months but in the first semester of 2010. First press release was on 16-12-09 and all members of the consortium started banners from the 1rst of this year to inform for the digital switchover that just made from the point of Filipion central part s of the city but on the mountain) but leaving the older main point of Hortiatis (E of the city) still using analogue mode
More for this including two coverage maps in this page
As for now 15-1-2010 and 0700 LT the switchover has been completed using two 'transponders' on 25 and 29 for the digital format, previously used by Macedonia TV , another (?? No info ) as spare while all other freqs use the following notification for this
Itr says : from 14th Jan 201 the digital TV has been arrived in Thessaloniki . Any one watching this message and can't receive the nationwide (commercial )TV channels from Hotriatis point has to do the following :
More info can be found in www.digea.gr or call the number....
Tested my father in law's TV monitor with built in decoder yesterday 15.1 morning 0700 LT . channel 25 was with 3+1 TV channels in the clear (Anntenna , Alpha Alter and spare ), while ch 29 due to some in band-QRM showed halted or low-framed video (channels available MAk TV , Mega Sky Star) , though today signal was 100% . This is possibly caused due to a 2 antenna mixed system used so far to pick signals from the two main transmission systems.
As for the picture , with the TV set is better than using a sat system
And here is a listing as found from unknown site
And here is a listing of he freqs used by the DIgea members
The full digital coverage is expected to be carried out by 2012 or 2015
As per Digea
site , this is the second digital
network system . The first transmission
system has installed in Xylokastro (near Corinth on Peloponisos )3 months ago and the next system will be installed in Athens Larisa and Patra
It should be noted however that the Greek national TV
network ERT is already
transmitting in Mpeg 2 digital format in
Thessaloniki since mid 2007 using
the transmission facilities from Hortiatis in the TV channel 56 using a
special digital package with 3+1 channels (Prisma ,
,and RIK the Greek cypriot national TV
Now the digital scene has changed a bit . Now the channels that can be received (in Litohoron )are as follows:
signals coming from Philipion , inside Thessaloniki MP4 format (Digea
IN our area the signals from 778 706 514 are NOT receivable
The transmitter on 706 shows only a DVB-T card for the moment It is there for at least 6 moths
New update on 14-1-11
As on 14.1.11 the transmitter from the Greek national TV on channel 26 has been changed transmission site and frequency:
The transmission point changed to Phillipion (from Hortiatis)
The frequency has changed to 23 ,
replacing the analogue TV channels of ET-3 (on ch 23) NET (of 49)and ET1 (of 39).
But some problems occurred to the transmitter of the other digital package from the national carrier that consists of Prisma /Cine plus /RIK Cyprus/ and Sport PLus with 2-3 signal dropouts per day .
-------------------------------------------------NEW UPDATE 15-8-11
As per 15-8 the channel bundle on 706 MHz has started programs with the channel 4E ie a religious program from private sector. All 4 slots with the sane TV program
--------A new update on 20.10.11
A new search on the bansd shown a new 'transponder' on channel 50 for Retziki called Depthe as provider. ON the start it shown 3 TV channels namely TV100 frm the local municipality , Thessaloniki TV and another unidentified . Several days after , checked 'today' 1/11 the transponder with 77% signal shown the picture below
IN the western Thessaloniki i found a not new TV channel transmitted from the TEI (tech Institutes in Sindos ) using 1080 HD definition .Signal in Retziki is only 16%
674 MHZ new with 64% signal with new Nova encoded channels including TV5 and Euronews
Mid April 12New transmitters as checked in Litohoron
754 RIK /Vouli/ DW /BBC News
554 DION (Caterini ) / Euro 1 / Egnatia /Nickelodeon
570 BNTV 1 /test card - from Bulgaria with 86% signal
December 14th 2012
This is the start day for Digital TV in the whole Thessaloniki
The map is now this way :
ONly two channels still transmit in analogue , the national ERT channel 1 which is transmitted in 05 and 36 and TV100 in channel 44 which is also received OK on mountainous areas
The other digital channels are as follows:
* just two blue screens
^ ALTER has
been suspended several months ago ,
--- is just a spare vacant channel
NEW UPDATE NOVEMBER 2014
On November 2014 all frequencies have been redesigned by the state and the transmission point for Thessaloniki has been fixed to mountain Hortiatis and the program we could receive in the mountainous points have been dissapeared leaving especially us in the top of the mountain under very difficult conditions to watch TV .
The list below is from Litohoron on late November 2014 The list for he moment does not include the special transmissions of NERIT.