Mediaset Italia
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Programming
Picture format480i SDTV
Ownership
OwnerTLN Media Group
Joseph Vitale (28%)
R. Di Battista Investments (24%)
I.P. Rosati Holdings (24%)
Aldo Di Felice (24%)
History
LaunchedJune 2010[specify]
Links
Websitemediasetitalia.ca

Mediaset Italia is a Canadian Italian language specialty channel owned by TLN Media Group. It broadcasts programming from Canale 5, a television channel from Italy and local Canadian content.

Mediaset Italia Canada was licensed by the CRTC on September 6, 2006 as Italian Entertainment TV.[1]

Mediaset Italia is the international service of Mediaset, the largest private broadcaster in Italy, founded in the 1970s by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and still controlled today with a 38.6% stake by his family holding company Fininvest (via MFE - MediaForEurope), it features programming from Mediaset's three channels: Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4.

Mediaset Italia airs top rated entertainment programming including comedies, dramas, reality shows as well as news and current affairs programs.

On April 2, 2014, Mediaset Italia launched on Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV.[2] On May 31, 2016, Mediaset Italia launched on Cogeco.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "ARCHIVED - Italian Entertainment TV - Category 2 specialty service". 6 September 2006.
  2. ^ MEDIASET ITALIA now available across Canada on Bell TV & Bell Fibe channel 698
  3. ^ Cogeco Brings Telelatino Network TV Channels to Half Million Ontario Subscribers