CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersLondon, England
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerShorts International (75%)
AMC Networks International (25%)[1]
Key peopleCarter Pilcher
Links (English)
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 125 (HD)
Telenet (Belgium)Channel 314 (Flanders)
Channel 334 (Brussels)
Caiway (Netherlands)Channel 106 (HD)
Serbia Broadband (Serbia)Channel 175
DELTA (Netherlands)Channel 312
DirecTV (US)Channel 573
Dish Network (US)Channel TBA
Bell Satellite TV (Canada)Channel TBA
Telekom (Romania & Slovakia)Channel 201 (Romania)
Channel 312 (Slovakia)
AT&T U-Verse (US)Channel 1789
US Sonet (US)Channel 292
CenturyLink (US)Channel 1789
Frontier Communications (US)Channel 1789
Google Fiber (US)Channel 603
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)Channel TBA
Streaming media
Magine (Germany)Magine
Ziggo GO (Netherlands) (Europe only)

ShortsTV is a cable and satellite television channel dedicated to short film including Academy Award nominated short films.[2][3] It is franchise owned and operated by Shorts International and AMC Networks International.[1] The channel launched in Europe on November 26, 2008 and in the United States on February 17, 2010.[4] It is available in 40 million homes worldwide.[5][6]

Academy Award nominated shorts theatrical distribution

Starting in the 2000s ShortsTV has theatrically distributed all the Academy Award nominated short films.[2][3][7][8][9]


The channel broadcasts a selection of short films in a variety of genres in blocks of 30 and 60 minutes. Genres include comedy, animation and Stars in Shorts featuring short films with celebrity casts.[10] A compilation of a number of these short films was released theatrically September 28, 2012 under the title Stars in Shorts.[11]

Selected short films that have aired on ShortsTV

Short films airing on ShortsTV change frequently as per the ShortsTV schedule.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Chellomedia acquires stake in short film company Shorts International" (PDF). 2008-02-15.
  2. ^ a b Galas, Marjorie. "ShortsHD Brings Oscar Nominated Shorts To Theaters". Archived from the original on 2012-02-10.
  3. ^ a b Rome, Emily (2012-02-09). "Oscar-nominated shorts, coming to a theater near you".
  4. ^ "ShortsHD launches across U.S. with OmniBus Broadcast Engineering". 2010-02-17.
  5. ^ Gil, Billy (2011-05-05). "ShortsHD Launches on DirecTV5". Home Media Magazine.
  6. ^ "ShortsHD Launches on DIRECTV". DirecTV. 2011-05-04. Archived from the original on 2012-01-01.
  7. ^ Scott, A. O. (2009). "Oscar Shorts, Low-Hype and Sweet". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Holden, Stephen (2012). "Three Programs in Oscar Nominated Short Films". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Holden, Stephen (2013). "The Oscar Nominated Short Films". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Vasquez, Dorothy Burk (2012-10-18). "'Stars in Shorts' Makes Short Films Attractive to Viewers Worldwide". PopMatters.
  11. ^ Holden, Stephen (2012-09-26). "Anti-Epic Flirts and Jokes 'Stars in Shorts,' with Judi Dench and Colin Firth". The New York Times.
  12. ^ "Shorts TV Schedule".