Television & Teenagers
Written Project of the 1st semester
Types of Channels in the Greek TV Amongst the 44 Greek television channels we examined, three categories can by demarcated; Public, Private & Cable.
Private ACTION 24 ALHPA ANT1 ATTICA BLUE SKY CHANNEL 9 E EXTRA 3 MAD MEGA MTV NICKELODEON SMILE TV STAR TELETIME TRT TV-100 WEST ZOOM ΑΡΤ ΓΔΛΤΑ TV ΚΟΝΤΡΑ CHANNEL ΚΡΗΤΗ TV ΚΥΓΩΝ ΜΑΚΔΓΟΝΙΑ TV ΣΚΑΪ
Cable OTE SPORT 1, 2, 3 HD SPORT 4, 5 CINEMA 1 HD CINEMA 2, 3 NOVA CINEMA 1, 2, 3, 4 SPORTS 1, 2, 3 NOVALIFE ANIMAL DISCOVERY DISNEY CHANNEL DISNEY XD EUROSPORT FOXLIVE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL CHANNEL VILLAGE CINEMA
National ΓΤ (Γημόσια Τηλεόραση) ΒΟΥΛΗ
As we can see, most of the Greek TV channels are Private (26), which one may watch free of charge, but are owned by companies. Cable TV channels (16) are also owned by companies, but require a monthly subscription. Finally, channels belonging to the state and are free to watch are only 2.
(Avg. Hours of each Programme Category per Week) News (7h)
News Programms (33h) Talk Shows (1h) Greek (6h) Serials Other (2h) Greek (1,5h) Movies
Kids (28h) Travel (14h) Documentary Other Programms
History (28h) Church (1h) Sports (7h)
News Entertainment Programmes News Programmes Talk Shows Greek Serials Other Serials Greek Movies Other Movies Sport Programmes Children Programmes Cooking Programmes Music Programmes Documentaries
MEGA ANT1 ALPHA ΣΚΑΪ STAR 15h 13h 17,5h 25,5h 70h 105h 27h 15h 17,5 47h 15,5h 17h 1h 18h 20h 35,5h 41h 37h 12h 9h 47,5h 11,5h 16h 9h 1,5h 28h 4h 4h 12h 3,5h 4h 1,5h 5,5h 4h 17h 5h 4h 15h 3h -
Conclusion o As we can see from the “Types of Channels in the Greek TV”, the actual comparison between National and Private/Cable channels is quite unfair, mostly because of the vast difference of the amount of the channels. o However, one can easily identify the scarce variety of the Public TV in comparison with the diverse subjects the Private/Cable TV covers. o For example, the absence of cooking programmes on Public TV comes against the cooking zones of private channels (such as ΣΚΑΙ). o Another important finding is the absolute lack of music programmes in the most popular channels. Because of this, 2 channels (MAD & MTV) are supposed to be “music dedicated”. o In addition, some channels (like ANT1) offer zero children programmes, while others (like STAR) have full zones for such shows. o Finally, most sport games are covered by Cable TV (which is the main reason people resort to it), whilst significant ones are also covered by Private TV. Public TV only covers major athletic events on special occasions, such as the Olympic Games.
Bibliography & Sources
Our sources include TV-themed weekly magazines (7 Μέρες TV/7 Days TV, Τηλεθεατής/Tiletheatis, TV ΖΑΠΙΝΓΚ/TV ZAPING etc.) and quick searches on the Internet.