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ERT Sports HD (Greek: ΕΡΤ Sports HD) is a Greek free-to-air television channel, onwed by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, the state broadcaster of Greece. It is the first high-definition television channel in the country and started broadcasting on 27 April 2011 in several large cities such as Athens, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupoli.[1] ERT HD broadcast such important international events as the Olympic Games, the UEFA European Championship and the Eurovision Song Contest. It broadcasts at 1920x1080i50 lines, encoded at H.264/MPEG-4 AVC on the DVB-T standard.

ERT Sports HD
ERT SPORTS HD LOGO.png
Launched27 April 2011
11 June 2015 (Relaunch)
Owned byERT
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
CountryGreece
LanguageGreek
Broadcast areaInternationally
HeadquartersBroadcasting House
Sister channel(s)ERT1
ERT2
ERT3
ERT World
WebsiteERT Sports HD
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 52, 23
Satellite
Cosmote TVChannel 105
NovaChannel 101

On 9 February 2019, ERT HD was renamed to ERT Sports HD.[2]

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LawsuitEdit

The private Greek television channel Skai filed a lawsuit against ERT in 2011 for what it claimed was an illegal monopoly on high-definition programming by the public broadcaster. In its lawsuit, Skai claimed that ERT was in violation of European Union regulations regarding competition.[3]

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  1. ^ "ΕΡΤ HD, Τι είναι και πως το βλέπω;" (in Greek). www.techblog.gr. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Αθλητικό κανάλι η ψηφιακή ΕΡΤ Sports HD". www.avgi.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. ^ "ΕΡΤ: επιχειρεί παρανόμως να εισάγει στην HD τηλεοπτικά της προγράμματα" (in Greek). www.skai.gr. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011.

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