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.




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