Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersBroadcasting House
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Sister channelsERT1
ERT News
ERT World
Launched27 February 1966
11 June 2015 (relaunch)
ReplacedArmed Forces Information Service
Closed11 June 2013
Former namesET2 (1987–1997)
NET (1997–2013)
DVB-T (DTT)All over Greece at local frequencies
Streaming media
ERT2 LiveWatch Live

ERT2 (Greek: ΕΡΤ2, "ERT Dyo") is a Greek free-to-air television channel owned and operated by state-owned public broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (Greek: EPT – Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση). It is the corporation's second television channel and it broadcasts documentaries, talkshows, current affairs programs, sporting events and children's shows.

It was originally referred to as "ERT2" and "ET2" (short for Ellinikí Tileórasi 2; Ελληνική Τηλεόραση 2 (Greek for 'Hellenic Television 2')) but the name was later changed to "NET" (short for Néa Ellinikí Tileórasi; Νέα Ελληνική Τηλεόραση (Greek for 'New Hellenic Television')), before changing back to "ERT2" by technically replacing NERIT Plus. Amid protests of the government's decision to close the public broadcaster, ERT staff continued to operate NET via satellite and internet.[1] until November 7, 2013, when riot police stormed into ERT headquarters and took the internet programming of NET off the air.


On the 27th of February 1966, a second television channel was created by the Hellenic Armed Forces, the Armed Forces Television, which in 1970 became a fully-fledged second broadcaster as the Armed Forces Information Service (YENED). It contained news, sports, fashion, music, drama series and more rarely documentaries, films, and children programming.

On 3 November 1982, YENED passed under civilian control and was renamed as ERT2. Public broadcasters were the only broadcasters in Greece. ERT2 followed the same programming. In 1987, ERT and ERT2 became one company, ERT and the channels rebranded ET1 and ET2.

In 1997, ET2 was restructured as a news and information channel, airing documentaries and sports. It was therefore renamed as NET (Nea Elliniki Tileorasi/New Hellenic Television).

On 11 June 2013, NET was taken off air after the Greek government announced its decision to close ERT. Amid protests, NET continued to be broadcast via the Internet with the help of the European Broadcasting Union until November 7, 2013, when police forces invaded the ERT building and took the program off.

By ERT relaunch on June 11, 2015, the station returned as ERT2, technically replacing NERIT Plus in its space.


Main article: List of programs broadcast by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

ERT2's shows included:

Foreign Series

Live events


Logos and identities

See also