For the broadcaster known as ERT-2 from 1982 until the 1987 merger, see Armed Forces Information Service.
Launched 27 February 1966
11 June 2015 (relaunch)
Owned by ERT
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Audience share 1,1% (June 8, 2015 – June 14, 2015, AGB)
Country Greece
Language Greek
Broadcast area Internationally
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Formerly called TED (1966–1970)
YENED (1970–1982)
ERT2 (1982–1987)
ET2 (1987–1997)
NET (1997–2013 Sign-off)
ERT2 (2015–)
Sister channel(s) ERT1
ERT World
Website ΕRΤ2
DVB-T Channel 02
NOVA Greece Channel 103
OTE TV Channel 104
OTE TV Channel 104
Streaming media
ERT2 Live Watch Live

ERT2 (Greek: ΕΡΤ2), formerly NET (short for Néa Ellinikí Tileórasi; Greek: Νέα Ελληνική Τηλεόραση; Greek for New Hellenic Television), is the second television network of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), the public broadcaster of Greece. It is mainly a channel that broadcast documentaries, talkshows, current affairs programs and also some sporting events. It also broadcast children's shows. It was originally referred to as ERT2 and ET2 but the name was later changed to NET, 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 27 February 1966, a second television channel was created by the Greek military, 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, ET-2 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 June 11, 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 programme off.

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


ERT2's shows included:

Foreign Series

Live events

NET airs live coverage of the following sports leagues & events:



1997 – 7.6.2008 7.6.2008 – 11.6.2013 11.6.2015 –

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