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Broadcast areaItaly
Picture format4:3 SDTV
Timeshift serviceGXT +1
Sister channelsK2
LaunchedMay 1, 2005; 19 years ago (2005-05-01)
ClosedDecember 31, 2014; 9 years ago (2014-12-31)
Links (Internet Archive)

GXT was an Italian subscription-based comedy/entertainment television channel.


Jetix Europe launched GXT as a male teen channel in May 2005 on Mondo Sky.[1] On June 1, 2008, a 1-hour-timeshift of GXT was launched on Sky Italia.

Due to Disney's decision to rebrand the Jetix Europe operation under the Disney XD brand umbrella, the Italian subsidiary of Jetix Europe, Jetix Italy S.r.l., bought the Italian Jetix network, renamed itself as Switchover Media, agreed to let the Jetix Italy channel rebrand itself to Disney XD Italy, and purchased K-2 and GXT from Jetix Europe in June 2009.[2][3] With the acquisition of Switchover Media in January 2013 by Discovery Communications, GXT began to be managed by Discovery EMEA.[4]

On December 31, 2014, GXT and its timeshift ceased broadcasting, after Discovery decided to not renew their broadcast deal with Sky Italia to operate the network.[5]


GXT is design to target a young and predominantly male audience, offering programming geared towards action, humor and excess, including game-shows such as Takeshi's Castle and Sasuke, sports entertainment programs such as WWE and American Gladiators as well as programs produced by Guinness World Records and comedy, action and horror films.

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  1. ^ Lees, Nancy (October 1, 2005). "Got it Need it: Jetix tests the waters beyond boys action with a pilot teen channel in Italy". Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Jetix Italy bosses buy GXT and K2 channels". July 16, 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. ^ Moody, Annemarie (July 15, 2009). "Jetix Italy Announces Management Buyout". AWN News. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Discovery buys Italian broadcaster Switchover". January 15, 2013. January 15, 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  5. ^ "GXT ha chiuso i battenti: Non rinnovato il contratto con Sky". 9 January 2015.
  6. ^ "GXT Programs". GXT. Archived from the original on 3 November 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.