Cablenet is a privately owned company
Privately held company
A privately held company or close corporation is a business company owned either by non-governmental organizations or by a relatively small number of shareholders or company members which does not offer or trade its company stock to the general public on the stock market exchanges, but rather the...

 that offers telecommunication and entertainment services for the retail market
Retail consists of the sale of physical goods or merchandise from a fixed location, such as a department store, boutique or kiosk, or by mail, in small or individual lots for direct consumption by the purchaser. Retailing may include subordinated services, such as delivery. Purchasers may be...

 and provides a full range of telecommunication services for the corporate market. Cablenet is the alternative provider with the largest international capacity in Cyprus. Cablenet currently owns 7.5 Gbit/s of bandwidth on Minerva, the only fully redundant submarine cable
Submarine cable
Submarine cable may refer to:*Submarine communications cable*Submarine power cable...

 system that serves Cyprus.

Working intensively and discretely, Cablenet has built a remarkable telecommunications network
Telecommunications network
A telecommunications network is a collection of terminals, links and nodes which connect together to enable telecommunication between users of the terminals. Networks may use circuit switching or message switching. Each terminal in the network must have a unique address so messages or connections...

, both in Cyprus as well as internationally.

Cablenet’s backbone optical fibre
Optical fiber
An optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made of a pure glass not much wider than a human hair. It functions as a waveguide, or "light pipe", to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber. The field of applied science and engineering concerned with the design and application of...

 network within Cyprus is fully redundant and interlinks the four major cities of Cyprus – Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos – both at Ethernet (IP) level as well as native SDH. Within cities Cablenet operates a wholly owned pioneering Hybrid Fibre Coaxial
Hybrid fibre-coaxial
Hybrid fiber-coaxial is a telecommunications industry term for a broadband network which combines optical fibre and coaxial cable. It was commonly employed globally by cable television operators since the early 1990s.-Description:...

 (HFC) cable network (Next Generation Networks – NGNs). This network has enormous capabilities for the provision of video, data and voice services, with data connection speeds of up to 50 Mbits/s download and up to 30 Mbits/s upload per channel. With the new DOCSIS
Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification is an international telecommunications standard that permits the addition of high-speed data transfer to an existing cable TV system...

 3.0 technology that has been implemented in 2010 the maximum capacity will increase to 400 Mbit/s. This network furthermore has the capability of delivering multiple television channel
Television channel
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s, as well as telephony over a single cable connection. The network’s potential stretches beyond traditional TV broadcasting: Cablenet was the first company in Cyprus that offered High Definition Television
High-definition television
High-definition television is video that has resolution substantially higher than that of traditional television systems . HDTV has one or two million pixels per frame, roughly five times that of SD...

 (HDTV). Finally, pioneering in broadband connectivity, Cablenet is the company that first offered Internet connection speeds of 10 Mbits/s, 20 Mbits/s and 40 Mbits/s at very affordable prices.

Abroad, Cablenet has secured its international capacity on ‘Minerva’, the only fully redundant submarine cable system that serves Cyprus. In addition, Cablenet has become the first telecoms company in Cyprus that is interconnected with international providers with IPv6 protocol. Having interconnections to London, Moscow, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and other EU cities over multiple Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet is a term describing various technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at a rate of a gigabit per second , as defined by the IEEE 802.3-2008 standard. It came into use beginning in 1999, gradually supplanting Fast Ethernet in wired local networks where it performed...

 rings, Cablenet can provide end-to-end
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 MPLS circuits, IPLCs, and other types of International Dedicated Channels to and from Cyprus.


  • Eurosport
    Eurosport is a pan-European television sport network operated by French broadcaster TF1 Group. The network of channels are available in 59 countries, in 20 different languages providing viewers with European and international sporting events...

  • Eurosport 2
    Eurosport 2
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  • ESPN Classic
    ESPN Classic
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  • ESPN America
  • Extreme Sports Channel
    Extreme Sports Channel
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  • Poker Channel
  • Yacht & Sail
  • Cysports


  • Discovery Channel Europe
    Discovery Channel Europe
    Discovery Channel Europe is the Pan-European version of the Discovery Channel.Over the years, the Discovery Channel has been split into many different channels for specific regions...

  • National Geographic Channel
    National Geographic Channel Greece
    National Geographic Channel Greece is a subscription television network, launched by the Fox International Channels, which launched in 2001 and is only available to the subscribers of NOVA Greece...

  • National Geographic Channel HD
  • Nat Geo Wild
    National Geographic Wild
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  • National Geographic Wild HD
  • Discovery Travel & Living
    Discovery Travel & Living Europe
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  • Discovery Science
  • Discovery World
    Discovery World (TV channel)
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  • Zone Reality
    Zone Reality
    Zone Reality is a European reality television channel.Zone Reality broadcasts in both analogue and digital to over 120 million viewers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America....

Children and Teens

  • Disney Channel (Greece)
  • Playhouse Disney (Greece)
    Playhouse Disney (Greece)
    Playhouse Disney Greece was a television block that aired on Disney Channel Greece from 6 a.m. till 10:30 a.m GR and was available in English And Greek.-Programming:*Handy Manny*My Friends Tigger and Pooh*Mickey Mouse Clubhouse...

  • Cartoon Network (Greece)
    Cartoon Network (Greece)
    Cartoon Network is a Greek television channel aimed at children in Greece and Cyprus. The channel is pan-European version,but available in Greek subtitles.-List of programs:*Batman: The Brave and the Bold*Ben 10: Alien Force...

  • Boomerang (Greece)
    Boomerang (Greece)
    Boomerang/Cartoonito is a Greek television channel aimed at children in Greece and Cyprus.The channel is pan-European version,but available in Greek too.-About The Channel:Boomerang is the CEE+EMEA Boomerang , the same shows , but with Greek audio...

  • Baby TV
    BabyTV is a television channel for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Launched in 2003 BabyTV is distributed in 85 countries globally via over 300 affiliates, and is localized in 15 languages ....

  • KidsCo
    KidsCo is an international children's entertainment brand founded by Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Enterprises, American-based producer DIC Entertainment, and European broadcaster Sparrowhawk Media Group in April 2007. By the end of 2007, Sparrowhawk was purchased by media...

  • Ducktv
  • Jim Jam


  • BBC Entertainment
    BBC Entertainment
    BBC Entertainment is an international television channel showcasing comedy, drama, light entertainment and children's programming from the BBC and other UK production houses...

    TV5MONDE is a global television network, broadcasting several channels of French language programming. It is an approved participant member of the European Broadcasting Union.-History:...

  • Channel One (Russia)
    Channel One (Russia)
    Channel One is the first television channel to broadcast in the Soviet Union. The channel was renamed Ostankino Channel 1 in 1991, after the Soviet Union broke up and the Russian SFSR became the Russian Federation. According to a recent government publication, the Russian government controls 51%...

  • Food Network
    Food Network
    Food Network is a television specialty channel that airs both one-time and recurring programs about food and cooking. Scripps Networks Interactive owns 70 percent of the network, with Tribune Company controlling the remaining 30 percent....

  • TV Polonia
  • Rusiya Al-Yaum
    Rusiya Al-Yaum
    Rusiya Al-Yaum a Russian TV news channel broadcasting in Arabic and headquartered in Moscow, Russia...

  • Style Network
    Style Network
    The Style Network is an American cable television network based in Los Angeles.Owned by NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of General Electric and Comcast, its sister channels include E! Entertainment Television, USA Network, Syfy, G4, Golf Channel, and Versus, among others.-Network Overview:Style's...

  • Fine Living Network
  • Pro TV
    Pro TV
    Launched in December 1995, Pro TV reaches almost 99% of Romania’s 21.5 million people and has 48% of its broadcast schedule comprising locally-produced programs...

  • The Inspiration Network
  • 4E TV
    4E TV
    4E TV is a Greek TV station based in Thessaloniki. It is a religious-themed channel run by the Orthodox Church of Greece and is the first television channel in the world dedicated to the Greek Orthodox faith. It is currently available OTA in Central Macedonia and throughout the rest of the country...

  • World Fashion Channel


  • Euronews
    Euronews is an international multilingual news television channel.It covers world news from what it claims to be a 'European' perspective.Criticisms are that the perspective is in fact that of the European Commission - a major and growing funder of Euronews....

  • [CNN International]]
  • BBC World News
  • Sky News
    Sky News
    Sky News is a 24-hour British and international satellite television news broadcaster with an emphasis on UK and international news stories.The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Sky News also hosts localised versions of the channel in Australia and in New...

  • Bloomberg Television
    Bloomberg Television
    Bloomberg Television is a 24-hour global network broadcasting business and financial news. It is distributed globally, reaching over 200 million homes worldwide. It is owned and operated by Bloomberg L.P...

  • RT
    RT (TV network)
    RT, previously known as Russia Today, is a global multilingual television news network based in the Russian Federation run by the state-owned state-run RIA Novosti....

  • ERT World
  • CNBC Europe
    CNBC Europe
    CNBC Europe is a business and financial news television channel, the pan-European sister station of CNBC. The network is owned and operated by NBC Universal and headquartered in London, where it shares the Adrian Smith-designed 10 Fleet Place building with Dow Jones...

  • Al Jazeera English
  • Al Jazeera
    Al Jazeera
    Al Jazeera is an independent broadcaster owned by the state of Qatar through the Qatar Media Corporation and headquartered in Doha, Qatar...

  • France 24
    France 24
    France 24 is an international news and current affairs television channel. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to BBC World News, DW-TV, NHK World and RT, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world. During 2010 the channel started broadcasting through...

  • France 24 (French)
  • France 24 (Arabic)
  • Record News
    Record News
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Cypriot Channels

  • RIK 1
    Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation
    The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation ) or CyBC is Cyprus's public broadcasting service, transmitting island-wide on four radio and two television channels. CyBC is a non-profit organization that utilises its entire income for the promotion of its main mission, which is the objective provision of...

  • RIK 2
    Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation
    The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation ) or CyBC is Cyprus's public broadcasting service, transmitting island-wide on four radio and two television channels. CyBC is a non-profit organization that utilises its entire income for the promotion of its main mission, which is the objective provision of...

  • MEGA
    Mega Channel Cyprus
    Mega Channel, also known as Mega TV, was the second private television channel to launch on the Cyprus airwaves. Mega has been long dedicated to Cyprus and Greek programming, kids programs, foreign programs and church oriented programs...

  • ANT1
    ANT1 Cyprus
    ANT1 Cyprus is a free to air terrestrial TV channel established in 1993. The channel is partly owned by ANT1 Greece. It is a general entertainment channel screening international, Greek and some locally produced programs. It transmits on channels 48, 35, 60, 41, 63, 65, 23, 26, 67, 24, 56, 37,...

  • Sigma
    Sigma TV
    Sigma TV is a commercial network in Cyprus that commenced broadcasting on April 3, 1995. It is a private service and is currently the second-rated channel in Cyprus. Sigma TV is geared at a younger audience, with the focus on the 18-45 age group. It broadcasts a mix of original programmes as...

  • Plus TV
    CNC Plus TV
    CNC Plus TV is the island’s sixth free-to-air television channel launched on July 28, 2006. It broadcasts on channel 45 but is also available on other platforms such as CytaVision, PrimeTel. Due to a cooperation deal with Greek channel Star Channel, CNC Plus TV line-up also includes several...

  • Extra TV
  • Capital TV
  • NTV

Adult Channels

(Require an extra subscription fee)
  • Hustler TV
  • Blue Hustler
    Blue Hustler
    Blue Hustler is a subscription based premium adult entertainment television channel distributed throughout Europe and Israel via digital cable and satellite television. It owned by the Dutch-based company Sapphire Media International BV....

  • Daring! TV
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