Filmnet 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 Multichoice Hellas, who own and operate Nova a DTH satellite service and SuperSport a sports channel.
Filmnet features hit movies from Greece and abroad, including Hollywood blockbusters. It also airs hit TV series from the US such as Lost and CSI. It is one of only 3 premium movie servies 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 Filmnet. Also broadcast are all the biggest movie and TV events such as the Academy Awards, The Golden Globes and SAG Awards.
Flmnet is available terrestrially and via satellite on Nova. It broadcasts over the air, together with Supersport 1 and Jetix (children's channel), 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.
Channels and content
Filmnet operates three multiplex channels:
Filmnet1: The primary channel, features blockbuster movies, hit TV series and special events such as The Academy Awards
Filmnet2: A secondary channel with similar content to Filmnet1 but time-shifted for convenient start times
Filmnet3: Adventure movies and series as well as late night adult content