Alpha TV

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Alpha TV is a Greek terrestrial channel (prior to 2000: Skaï, the Greek spelling of Sky). The station features mainly foreign shows. Some people think Alpha TV is a division of Viacom because this broadcasts Nickelodeon shows. Greek shows including Zoungla, (Greek for jungle) are also broadcast. The studios are located near Athens.

Alpha TV's logo, when the channel was called Skaï was written in Greek letters. It was Latinized in 1995 and changed to a blue font. The logo was kept when they changed the channel name. In the year 2000, the name was changed to the first letter of the Greek alphabet to reflect channel's popularity, and used a similarity of Swiss font letters. This A (alpha) logo is similar to the Attiki Odos logo. The font letters in 2003 changed and a circle was added over Alpha, but the two As (alphas) remain.

In Cyprus, Alpha TV is broadcast on its probable parent station Capital TV. Capital TV uses the same logo as this channel.

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  • 1993 Skai TV was launched to compete with Mega Channel, ANT1, and Star Channel, similar to ERT Channels. It began broadcasting children's programs along with foreign programs and also placed a heavy emphasis on news. At the time, it was the sister station to the #1 ranked radio station in Greece, Skai 100,3 FM (then on 100.4 FM).
  • 1994 Skai TV began to exchange family/children's programs from Star Channel with Alpha's children's programming.
  • Late 1990s Alpha TV sold, renamed Alpha-Sky and later A-Sky during a transition period.
  • 2000 Renamed Alpha TV
  • Somewhere in the 2000s (future) there is a possibility that there is a satellite broadcast of Alpha TV, and may be broadcast to North America-Caribbean's Dish Network, Australia and much of the world along with Alter Channel, Tempo TV, Star Channel, Polis TV, High TV and more in the open-market format

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