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Launched October 1988
Owned by ERT
Picture format 576i (PAL)
4:3 (SDTV)
Audience share 5.3% (31/8/09-6/9/09, [1])
Country Greece
Sister channel(s) ET1,
Website Official site
Hotbird 6 Channel 363
Hotbird 8 Channel 363
Hotbird 9 Channel 363
NOVA Greece Channel 104

ERT 3 or ET-3 is the third channel from ERT, the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. It is a regional channel that broadcasts from Thessaloniki and caters to Rural Greece. ERT 3 is the largest regional channel in Greece and the only one that broadcasts nationally. It has regional studios operating in various cities across the country, including Florina, Komotini and Alexandroupolis and on the islands of Paros, Mytilini and Samos.

Programming consists mainly of news and information but also includes sports, cultural programmes, documentaries, music and children's shows. It was launched in 1987, right before the public TV and radio stations were merged, officially creating the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation.



Current shows include:

  • Αlithina Senaria- Informative series that takes the viewer around the world to meet people who excel in their respective jobs. From a businessman on Wall Street to a shepard in Pindos, from an acclaimed journalist to a hermit in Pilios, fascinating people with a story to tell. This program is now in its 9th year and has been the most watched show on ET-3 since its inception. Hosted by Nikos Aslanidis
  • Anihnevsis - A socio-political talking program regarding the political situation in the Balkans and Europe. It analyzes various aspects of the cultural, political and social life of Greece in relation with the countries of South Eastern Europe as well as throughout the European Union. Hosted by journalist Pantelis Savvidis. Thursdays at 22:30 pm.
  • Apopse Me Ton Terrence Quick- Intimate discussion with individuals from various facets of society including the arts, educators, politicians, economists and athletes. They discuss various topics, not related to their profession, such as current events. Hosted by Terrence Quick.
  • Deltio Eidiseion - Daily newscast, with national and international news as well as regional news with a focus on headlines from Northern Greece. Airs at 1pm, 7pm and Midnight, with update at 3:55pm. Main newscast hosted by Hro Petsa.
  • Diaspora- A series that focuses on bridging the gap between Greeks living abroad and Greece. It gives a voice to the omogenia, to tell about their way of life, the problems they face, stories about their experiences and more. A show that will inform and entertain viewers the world around. Hosted by Xrusa Samou.
  • Κyriaki Sto Horio - A journey to different towns and villages across the country, giving viewers a glimpse at life in rural Greece, the traditions, music, culture, history and problems that the residents face. An informative and entertaining program that looks at how those outside the city live. Hosted by Μάρνη Χατζηεμμανουήλ, airs Sundays at 3:30pm.
  • Lavyrinthos (Labryinth) - Weekly program that deals with Politics and features a discussion on issues of importance that are making headlines. Economic and policy debates as some of the topics discussed, with live reports and a focus on regional issue affecting Thessaloniki and all of Northern Greece. Hosted by Alexandros Triantafillidis
  • Ο Κosmos Ton Spor - A look at the top stories from the Sports world. With news and analysis of the days events, scores and highlights of matches, live reports and guests in studio. A daily wrap up from the Greek sports scene as well as the rest of the world. Hosted by Tasos Stamboulis, airs Monday to Friday at 8:15pm.
  • Spor Sta Tria - Two hours of discussion and analysis of news and events from the world of Sport, from Greece and around the world. Hosted by Dimitris Dragogias.
  • Yparxei... Eidisi - Daily current affairs program that focuses on issues surrounding politics, the economy cultural matters. Program includes a discussion about a key political issue with invited guests, examination of financial matters in terms everyone can understand, a look at cultural issues and issues of interest to youth. Hosted by Christo Gianouli and Christina Kalimeri.


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2001-2008 2008 - present

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