Broadcast areaNationwide
Picture format576i (SDTV)
OwnerTelevision Broadcasting System
DigitalChannel 66 (SD)
Channel 566 (HD)

Retecapri is an Italian television channel, broadcasting entertainment and information programs, music, and teleshopping. The channel belongs to Television Broadcasting System.[1]


The channel was founded at the end of 1982. TBS had decided to create a second television network shortly after the arrival of the flagship broadcaster Telecapri in the Italia 1 network: in fact Telecapri was planned to rebroadcast the national schedule, and Retecapri would produce their own content, allowing them to preserve and continue to develop content created independently in Capri.

Until 1985, Retecapri offered quality programs, such as Peyton Place, The Strange Couple, The Addams Family, Get Smart, Laverne and Shirley, as well as the famous Cinque Punto Zero block led by Uffi and Teresa Iaccarino, featuring a number of anime shows.

In the mid-1980s, when Telecapri left Italia 1 and went to Euro TV (which, unlike the previous network, left the local networks wide spaces of autonomy), the majority of TBS' activities and acquisitions poured back into the flagship network, leaving Retecapri deprived of the majority of programming. The station began looking for its own identity.

From the end of 1985 to September 1987, the brand Retecapri was joined by Music & Cinema. At this time, programming was mainly focused on music videos, alternating with films: these expansion years made Caprese TV, already visible in the center-south of Italy, a national network.

In September 1987, the station went back to general programming until 1998, with films, television films, telenovelas, anime, documentaries, teleshopping and since 1991 a newscast by Teresa Iaccarino, with national services curated by TBS' Roman offices and international services in collaboration with CNN.

With the transition to digital, Retecapri was assigned the national virtual channel number 20, consisting of local TV stations and new semi-generalist channels. Several times in its press releases the channel protested against this decision and requested channels 8 or 9, arguing that neither MTV nor DeeJay TV have the right to those positions, failing to meet the requirement of "analogue national generalist channel".[2]

Retecapri proposed, in addition to the TG[definition needed] and information programs (such as Piazza Montecitorio, Pianeta Salute, New Magazine), The F.B.I. and Finder of Lost Loves, the science fiction block Film da un altro mondo, the film block Un sogno in Bianco e Nero at 9:00 p.m. and another movie at 10:30 p.m.

In April 2017, Television Broadcasting System sold Retecapri to Mediaset.

On May 5, 2017, the channel was added to the Mediaset 2 mux where it started broadcasting with Mediaset's ownership at 8:00 p.m. with Milagros. The programming is made up of Mediaset's library and soap operas.

After the sale of Retecapri, TBS transferred the programming to a new channel called Capri Television.


  1. ^ Digital Television in Europe - Page 120 9054875410 Wendy Van den Broeck, Jo Pierson "Two additional concessionaires of analogue TV are the Espresso Group with the musical channel All Music, Dfree (HSC) and Retecapri (TBS). Retecapri's audience is almost exclusively local."
  2. ^ "Il Ministero chieda all'Agcom la revisione della delibera" (PDF) (in Italian). April 9, 2013.