Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis' big launch receives 'positive feedback'
The Reds owner is behind the launch of a new TV channel in Greece
09 May 2019
Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is behind the launch of a new channel which aims to bring Greek television into a new age.
The One Channel has already received “positive” feedback since its first transmission earlier this month.
The HD web TV channel is said to be the most advanced of its kind in the country, having been equipped with cutting-edge technology, such as the VIZRT system which automatises the control room with the aim of minimizing any errors.
It has already hit the ground running and is expected to be broadcast nationwide in the near future, after applying for the relevant broadcast license.
Stamatis Malelis, who has almost three decades’ worth of experience in the business, set up the news and entertainment channel.
He said: “We are pleased with our take-off. The feedback is very positive, and top MPs and representatives of political parties have already honoured our news programmes with their presence.”
He added: “The steadfast objective of the channel is to meet the challenge of covering major and extraordinary events with flash bulletins and reports, for which the channel will interrupt the regular programme flow.
“We are prepared for that already. Even if we were to receive a license today, we would be ready to broadcast. We are a step ahead.”
With staff from two of Greece’s most prestigious and historic newspapers, To Vima and Ta Nea, and the popular in.gr website, the channel is said to have “the ambition of becoming the country’s most trustworthy and aesthetically attractive news source”.
Anchorman Yannis Moutsos began the first transmission, which took place on May 3, with the words: “Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to One Channel, the First Channel.
Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis at his side's match against Aston Villa (Image: Dan Westwell)
“Today from our central studio we are launching, on the web, your daily news source, with a continuous eight-hour live programme.
“It will offer news, analysis and interviews on all aspects of current affairs, with a modern, pluralistic, and objective perspective.”
The plan is for the current live 4pm to midnight programme to expand and also cover the morning hours with foreign documentaries and TV series.
There are also plans for launching investigative journalism programmes.
One Channel will transmit a 24-hour programme on the days of the upcoming municipal, prefectural, and European Parliament elections on two consecutive Sundays - May 26 and June 2.
Until then, the channel will host candidates’ debates, as it did with the three top candidates in the Athens mayoral race – Kostas Bakoyannis, Nasos Iliopoulos, and Pavlos Geroulanos.
Viewers will be able to find One Channel’s programmes archived just minutes after the live transmission ends on www.onetv.gr