The best source of Greek TV online is ERT. Greece’s Public Service Broadcaster runs three main channels for audiences in Greece – ET1, NET and ET3. For audiences outside of Greece, ERT World has many programmes including a daily news bulletin in English.
The corporation has recently been improving the online presence of its TV channels which means that many shows now broadcast online through the WebTV section of its website.
Some interesting programmes you might like to watch on ERT’s TV channels:
- Μένουμε Ελλάδα (NET, Monday-Friday 13:00-15:00): Travel show highlighting lots of interesting places in Greece. When the series is not on air they’ll often show a ‘best of’ compilation programme.
- Διασπορά (ET3): Programme connecting Greeks in Greece with Greeks living abroad.
- Mediterraneo (ET1): Travel programme focusing on the Mediterranean.
- News4u (ERT World): Daily news bulletin in English.
- Δελτία Ειδήσεων: All the TV channels do regular news bulletins.
In terms of commercial TV, there are many commercial TV channels in Greece. You’ll also find regional TV channels on analogue TV as well. The four main channels are as follows…
Alpha TV is the biggest commercial TV channel in Greece; it imports quite a lot of programmes from the UK, and some from Turkey too. There’s also a Greek version of Come Dine With Me!
Mega shows many Greek comedies, dramas, news and current affairs programmes. At the time of writing (March 2013), online viewing is restricted to viewers within Greece.
Σκαϊ TV, owned by the same company which publishes the Καθημερινή newspaper, shows a mix of news and entertainment programmes. As well as their own news programmes, they take a lot of programmes from the National Geographic Channel and the BBC (they show Top Gear with Greek subtitles).
ANT1 (pronounced Αντέννα – the Greek word for Transmitter) – this is the channel which shows the Greek version of the X Factor.
If you’re in to TV, do play around online – you’ll be able to find something that you like! Wikipedia has a very good list of TV channels in Greece.