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 network of Italia 1: in fact it was thought to dedicate Telecapri to retransmission of the national schedule, and Retecapri their own productions, allowing them to preserve and continue to develop content created independently in Capri.

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

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

From the end of 1985 to September 1987, the brand "Retecapri" was joined by "Music & Cinema"; In fact, programming was, in this period, mainly focused on music videes, alternating with films: these are the years of expansion that brings the caprese TV, already visible in the center-south of Italy, to become a national network.

In September 1987, the program went back to generalist until 1998, with films, telefilms, telenovels, anime, documentaries, teleshopping and since 1991 a very thick newscast by Teresa Iaccarino, with national services curated by the Roman offices of TBS and international services in collaboration with CNN.

With the transition to digital, Retecapri was assigned the national LCN 20, comprised between local TVs and semigeneralist new-born channels: several times in its press releases the channel will protest against this decision and will ask the LCN 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 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 pm and another movie at 22:30.

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 20:00 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.