The only channel with documentaries about Greek history and culture

COSMOTE HISTORY HD, the only documentary channel dedicated exclusively to Greece, its history, culture, manners and customs, created by the OTE Group, completed five years of operation. In this process, the most popular documentary channel of COSMOTE TV, has created more than 120 original productions and co-productions of documentaries and over 800 hours of television material.

“COSMOTE HISTORY HD was created to remind us where we come from and how far we can go. In its five years of operation, it has helped the public and especially the younger generation to get to know better various aspects of our history, culture and traditions. We are proud that, from the first moment, COSMOTE HISTORY HD was loved by the viewers, who have promoted it as the most popular documentary channel on COSMOTE TV “, said the President and CEO of OTE Group Mr. Michalis Tsamakis to information meeting.

In its 5 years of operation, COSMOTE HISTORY HD has collaborated with renowned Greek and foreign creators, covering a wide range of topics. Among them, the history from antiquity to today, the arts and culture, science and important human achievements, the places of Greece and their traditions, the customs and traditions of the country, the great personalities of yesterday and today . Many of the original productions and co-productions of COSMOTE HISTORY HD have won important awards at international festivals, such as the Thessaloniki Festival and the Berlin Festival. Also, the co-production of COSMOTE TV “When Wagner met the tomatoes” was selected to represent Greece in the bid for the International Feature Film Award, at the 92nd Academy Awards. In 2020, the channel presented its first co-production with National Geographic at the world premiere, entitled “Keros: The mystery of broken figurines”.

During an online event, the head of the OTE Group made special reference to the warm response that the free broadcast of COSMOTE HISTORY HD content had on the COSMOTE TV YouTube channel, during the lockdown. As he noted, the goal for the channel is to function as a source of knowledge, open to all and especially to young people. The decision of the OTE Group to make COSMOTE HISTORY HD available free of charge to schools, through the streaming service of COSMOTE TV, was based on that. The first schools have already gained free access to the canal, while as Mr. Tsamaz characteristically noted “our door was and remains open for any school in the country that expresses interest”.

Great tribute to the Revolution of 1821, free for all

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821, COSMOTE HISTORY HD has prepared a rich tribute to the struggle for freedom, which consists of 11 new productions and co-productions of COSMOTE TV. In total, throughout the year, viewers will watch over 100 hours of television program dedicated to the Greek Revolution. As announced by the President and CEO of the OTE Group, premieres of COSMOTE HISTORY HD documentaries about the Greek Revolution will be freely available to everyone, through the COSMOTE TV channel on YouTube.

2021: Over 20 new productions / co-productions & 150 hours of programming

In addition to the tribute to the Greek Revolution, the program of COSMOTE HISTORY HD for 2021 includes many more new original productions and co-productions.

“The program of the channel is significantly enriched in the new year, maintaining its Greek orientation. The TV audience of COSMOTE HISTORY HD will enjoy over 20 premieres of our new producers and co-producers. Our goal remains the dissemination of important moments of our history to the young public “, said in this regard the Executive Director of COSMOTE TV, Mr. Dimitris Michalakis.

Among other things, the program of COSMOTE HISTORY HD includes the documentary series “Alphabet – Common Code” about the course of the Greek alphabet over the centuries, “The Battle of Crete: Operation Mercury”, for the 80 years since the Battle of Crete and ” Ancient Greek technology: From god to man “, on the subject of the influence of Greek antiquity on modern technology, all produced by COSMOTE TV.

From co-productions, the next premieres include the second cycle of the documentary series “In the wings of the First World War” about the role of air battles in Greece during the First World War, the documentary series “Spells and Prophecies” about its roots magic and divination through the centuries in the Greek territory and the documentary “The students of Uberto Primo” a true story dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust.

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