Digea has been officially named as the DTT network provider for the seven main Greek private TV channels (Mega, ANT1, Alpha, Alter, Star, m and Skai).
The name is taken from an amalgamation of the words digital and Gaia (meaning Earth).
Broadcasts from Digea, owned by the channels, will begin in the late summer from Kamari – Xilokastro (Peloponnesus), with Thessaloniki – Athens (mid-autumn) and Patras – Larissa to follow.
Combined with transmissions from the public broadcaster ERT it is estimated that 60% of the population will be covered by early 2010. Digea will broadcast in DVB-T/MPEG-4, with ERT shortly expected to upgrade from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4.