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Nova Sports is a premium Sports service in Greece and is owned by Forthnet Group, a subsidiary of Greek Telecommunications company Forthnet. It launched in 1994 as Supersport and at the time was the first ever premium sports service in Greece. It is available exclusively on Nova, a DTH satellite service. Nova Sports is available terrestrially and via satellite only on Nova.

Nova Sports
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Launched1994
Owned byForthnet
Picture format16:9, 1080p (HDTV)
CountryGreece
LanguageGreek
Formerly calledSuperSport (1994–2008)
Sister channel(s)Nova Cinema
Nova Life
Websitewww.novasports.gr
Availability
Satellite
NOVA GreeceNS 1HD: Channel 301
NS 2HD: Channel 302
NS 3HD: Channel 303
NS 4HD: Channel 304
NS 5HD: Channel 305
NS 24HD: Channel 112
NOVA CyprusNS 1: Channel 201
NS 2: Channel 202
NS 3: Channel 203
NS 4: Channel 204
NS 5: Channel 206
NS 24: Channel 207
Cable
Cablenet (Cyprus)NS 1HD: Channel 551
NS 2HD: Channel 552
NS 3HD: Channel 553
NS 4HD: Channel 554
NS 5HD: Channel 555
NS 24HD: Channel 558
IPTV
Vodafone TVNS 1HD: Channel 211
NS 2HD: Channel 212
NS 3HD: Channel 213
NS 4HD: Channel 214
NS 5HD: Channel 215
CytaVisionNS 1HD: Channel 211
NS 2HD: Channel 212
NS 3HD: Channel 213
NS 4HD: Channel 214
NS 5HD: Channel 215
PrimeTelNS 1HD: Channel 611
NS 2HD: Channel 612
NS 3HD: Channel 613
NS 4HD: Channel 614
NS 5HD: Channel 615

Nova Sports covers most major national and international sports, such as first division soccer, the top leagues in Europe and around the world (EuroLeague basketball) and exclusive coverage of the English League Cup. Nova Sports also broadcasts other sports such as volleyball and table tennis. Nova Sports also features extensive Tennis coverage.

Nova Sports 1 broadcasts over the air together with Disney XD (children's channel) during the day and Nova Cinema 1 at night. A decoder is required in order to receive the services as well as a monthly fee. Repeaters have been set up across the country that enables more than 77% of the population to receive these services. The multiplex channels (Nova Sports 2–7) are available only through Nova.

SuperSportEdit

From 1994 until 1 June 2008, Nova Sports was known as SuperSport.

The SuperSport brand is still prevalent in South Africa as the name is used thereby DStv which is a satellite television provider owned by MultiChoice South Africa, the previous owners of Greece's SuperSport as well.

Some events shown on Nova Sports are still taken directly from SuperSport (South Africa) broadcast feeds, complete with SuperSport logos and on-screen promotions. These normally include Golf and Rugby Union matches, and occasionally result in the second audio feed, which usually broadcasts English alongside Greek, broadcasting commentary in Afrikaans.

Channels and contentEdit

Nova Sports operates six multiplex channels:

  • Nova Sports 24 HD: News, scores and highlights all the time, 24/7 in HD. (Channel not available on Nova Cyprus)
  • Nova Sports 1 HD: Live matches from Super League, French Ligue 1 and European leagues; Also airs EuroLeague basketball, sports programs and talk shows.
  • Nova Sports 2 HD: Features wall to wall soccer action from various leagues across Europe.
  • Nova Sports 3 HD: Basketball channel (EuroLeague), also includes soccer.
  • Nova Sports 4 HD: Special events channel (Tennis, golf and more)
  • Nova Sports 5 HD: New channel launched on August 2016. Matches from various leagues (Ligue 1, EuroLeague basketball etc.)

Original ProgramsEdit

  • Basket Time - Basketball news, scores and highlights from and abroad.
  • Champions Zone - News and reports from the world of sports.
  • Bala d'air - Call-in show where viewers express their thoughts and opinions.
  • Super Goal - Scores and highlights from international soccer.
  • NovaSport Drive - All the news from the world of motorsports, including analyses, interviews and test-drives of all the newest models.
  • Tathe Efi - One on one interview with personalities from the world of politics, culture, the arts and sport.
  • Time of the Champions - Sports news and highlights.

SportsEdit

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