On This Day in 1966: Greek TV network, ERT, holds first-ever broadcast

·

On this day in 1966, Greece’s public broadcaster, ERT, made its very first official appearance.

Named National Radio Foundation (EIR) at the time, television presenter Eleni Kypraiou was the first person to speak and welcome the almost 1,500 viewers to the broadcast.

Eleni announced the broadcasts’ program, while images were inserted by the TV signal transmitters.

Images of family members watching the television program from a residential receiver were shown, as well as citizens that did not have a TV set and watched with curiosity outside shop windows of stores with electrical goods.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Nostalgic taverna night hosted by the Athenian Association of NSW

The Athenian Association of NSW hosted a nostalgic taverna night at the Greek Orthodox Community hall in Lakemba on Saturday, June 15.

Expression of Interest proposals for the Cyprus Club to be reviewed by members

The Cyprus Community of NSW have completed the first round in the Expressions of Interest process for the Cyprus Club at Stanmore.

Emanuel J. Comino captivates audience with compelling case for Parthenon Marbles’ return

There was a full house in Sydney on Monday, June 17, as Emanuel J. Comino gave a stirring lecture on the latest developments on the issue.

Soprano Christiana Aloneftis wins 2024 Brian Boak Bursary

Greek-Cypriot Australian soprano Christiana Aloneftis is the recipient of the 2024 Brian Boak Outstanding Performer Bursary worth $20,000.

Fundraiser BBQ to be held at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Paddington

A fundraiser barbeque will be held at Saint Sophia (Wisdom of God) Cathedral in Paddington, Sydney on Sunday, June 23 at 11.30am.

You May Also Like

Valentini Grammatikopoulou wins first match during US Open debut

Greek rising tennis star, Valentini Grammatikopoulou, has win her first US Open match against Anna Blinkova in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

Excavations at the Sanctuary of Helike unearths new artefacts

New artefacts found on the sanctuary of Poseidon at Helike, have revealed more information on the once thriving city and its inhabitants.

Murder of British-born young mother in front of child shocks Greece

The Greek government has offered a €300,000 reward to try to track down the culprits behind the murder of a British-born student.