Nova Cinema (Greece)

This article is about Greek television. For Czech television, see Nova Cinema (Czech TV).
Nova Cinema
Launched 1994
Owned by Forthnet
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Greece
Language Greek
Formerly called Filmnet (1994-2008)
Sister channel(s) Nova Sports
Nova Life
NOVA Greece NovaCinema 1 HD: Channel 200
NovaCinema 2 HD: Channel 201
NovaCinema 3 HD: Channel 204
NovaCinema 4 HD: Channel 205
NOVA Cyprus NovaCinema 1 HD: Channel 100
NovaCinema 2 HD: Channel 101
NovaCinema 3 HD: Channel 103
NovaCinema 4 HD: Channel 104
Cablenet (Cyprus) NovaCinema 1 HD: Channel 151
NovaCinema 2 HD: Channel 152
NovaCinema 3 HD: Channel 153
NovaCinema 4 HD: Channel 154
CytaVision(Cyprus) NovaCinema 1: Channel 40
NovaCinema 2: Channel 41
NovaCinema 3: Channel 42
NovaCinema 4: Channel 43

Nova Cinema is a premium television service available in Greece that broadcasts blockbuster movies and hit series. It is the only 24/7 Movie service in Greece and it launched in 1994. It is owned by Forthnet, who own and operate Nova a DTH satellite service and Nova Sports—a sports channel.

Nova Cinema features hit movies from Greece and abroad, including Hollywood blockbusters. It also airs hit TV series from the US such as CSI and How I Met Your Mother. It is one of only 3 premium movie services in the world that have output deals with all major Hollywood studios. It boasts a new premier everyday, many films get their debut in Greece on Nova Cinema. Also broadcast are all the biggest movie and TV events such as the Academy Awards, The Golden Globes and SAG Awards.

Nova Cinema channels are available terrestrially and via satellite on Nova. Nova Cinema 1 is broadcast over the air together with Nova Sports 1/Disney XD, a decoder is required in order to receive the service as well as a monthly fee. Repeaters have been set up across the country that enable more than 77% of the population to receive these services.

Nova satellite subscribers have access to all four Nova Cinema channels if they subscribe to either the Cinema pack or the Full pack offered by the company.


Main article: Filmnet
The old FilmNet logo

From 1994 until 1 June 2008, Nova Cinema was known as Filmnet.

Filmnet is one of the oldest names in European Pay-TV history: Originally, a service was launched in 1985 targeting Benelux and Scandinavia. In 1997, all Filmnet channels minus the one in Greece were sold to the Canal+ Group and rebranded as Canal +. With the arrival of the Nova Cinema brand, the name Filmnet was retired.

Channels and content

Nova Cinema operates four multiplex channels:

Temporary channels

Original Nova Cinema logo

Nova occasionally gives one of their channels a temporary rebrand to air different kinds of seasonal or promotional programming. Examples of this include:

Special Events

NovaCinema 1 HD features special events such as The Academy Awards, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Current Hit Series

Former Hit Series

External links

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