Stream
TypeSPA
IndustryTelecommunication
Founded1993
FounderMiro Allione
Defunct2003
FateMerged With TELE+ in Sky Italia
SuccessorSky Italia
Headquarters,
Area served
Nationwide
Key people
Miro Allione (founder, president and CEO until 1999)
ProductsPay TV
ParentSTET (1993); Telecom Italia (1999); News Corp
Websitehttp://stream.it

Stream TV was an Italian digital satellite television pay TV company launched in 1993[1] and closed in 2003, due to the merge with TELE+ into Sky Italia.[2]

History

Stream S.P.A. was the service provider, a television company owned by STET. It was founded in 1993 by Miro Allione, a STET managing director.[3] Stream TV started broadcasting as a digital pay TV company and later included satellite television. The company had conflicts with TELE+ for several years, especially for the broadcasting rights of Italian football league Serie A. In 1999 part of the company was sold by Telecom Italia to News Corporation.[4] In March 2003 TELE+ and Stream merged into Sky Italia.[2]

References

  1. ^ adnkronos (22 December 1993). "STET: nasce Stream, via alla riorganizzazione" (in Italian). Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Dalla fusione Tele+ e Stream nasce Sky Italia". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 2 October 2002. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  3. ^ Manca Daniele (4 April 1996). "Tv via cavo, debutta la Stet". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Murdoch's Italian foothold". The Independent. 28 April 1999. Retrieved 19 June 2012.