Vouli Television started broadcasting in 1999 with the purpose of showing and promoting the inner workings of Parliamentary democracy to the average Greek citizen. Up until 2003, its programming was exclusively live coverage of sessions of the Hellenic Parliament.
Since then it has added coverage of the work of the various permanent parliamentary committees, cultural programs, classical films, documentaries and opera.
After 2005, Vouli TV has also added a daily newscast with news centring around the Hellenic and other parliaments including the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Vouli TV is the only channel of its kind in Europe that broadcasts terrestrially, FTA without the need for any special equipment or subscription fees. The signal is transmitted from 19 broadcast centres around the country which enable it to reach over 50% of the population. Efforts are under way to increase transmission so that the entire country can receive the signal. Vouli is also available on satellite, the signal transmits on Hotbird 3 and HellasSat. In addition, it is carried by Nova, Greece's only DTH satellite provider.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vouli_Tileorasi (Wikipedia article on Vouli TV)