History

Television Enterprises S.A. (TVE) is one of the most successful independent audiovisual production companies and television studios in Greece.

TVE, located in the outskirts of Athens, were established in 1975, and were the first color TV studios in Greece. Operations started in 1977, with two fully-equipped studios, along with several audio and editing suites, that were producing TV programs for 20 different TV stations throughout Europe and the Middle East.

In 1982, Television Enterprises introduced the first private OB Van and single- camera mobile units to the Greek market, and in 1983, operations began in Studio 3. In 1989, Television Enterprises contracted exclusive technical coverage of the first private TV station in Greece, Mega Channel. The recording studios were transformed to live news and talk show studios. By 1996 TVE had completed the first digital production studio in Greece, Studio 4.

In 2008 TVE acquired Big Shot, a media company specializing in advertisement production and corporate events. This acquisition served to expand TVE’s services to include advertising spots, promos, trailers and other post-production services, as well as the planning of corporate events. In 2009, TVE parnterned with Global Agency in a first-time effort to export Greek programming to international territories. For the last few years together they have been extremely successful in establishing Greek series in the global market.

Timeline

1975 : Television Enterprises S.A. and Paiania Studios were established
1977 : Operations began in Studios 1 & 2, producing the first color programs in Greece
1982 : Television Enterprises introduced the first private OB Van and single- camera mobile units to the Greek market
1983 : Operations began in Studio 3
1985 : Mass production of video cassettes for consumers
1989 : Television Enterprises contracted exclusive technical coverage of the first private TV station in Greece, Mega Channel
1995 : Television Enterprises founded sister company, Epsilon A.E., a production company that developed talk shows, games shows, comedy and drama series, in addition to documentaries and films
1996 : TVE had completed the first digital production studio – Studio 4 - in Greece
1997 : Two Strangers awarded Best Television Series - Comedy
1999 : Something’s Going on With the Neighbors awarded Best Television Series - Comedy
2001 : A Family Matter awarded Best Television Series - Comedy
2006 : The Wedding Ring awarded Best Television Series - Drama; Favorite Daily Series; Outstanding Writing
2006 : The Witches of Smyrna awarded Best Television Series - Drama; Outstanding Cinematography; Outstanding Directing
2007 : The Wedding Ring awarded Favorite Daily Series
2008 : Television Enterprises S.A. merges with Epsilon S.A.
2008 : Television Enterprises acquires Big Shot S.A.
2009 : TVE partners with Global Agency to distribute Greek productions internationally.
2009 : Secrets of Eden awarded Best Television Series - Drama; Best Original Screenplay.
2010 : TVE produces The Island, the most successful series in Greek TV history.