Super!
CountryItaly
Broadcast areaItaly
Switzerland
USA
HeadquartersMilan
Programming
Language(s)Italian/original (satellite only)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerParamount Networks EMEAA
Sister channelsNickelodeon
Nick Jr.
Comedy Central
MTV
MTV Music
VH1
History
Launched1 September 2010; 13 years ago (2010-09-01)
Former namesDeA Super (2010-2012)
Links
Websitewww.supertv.it
Availability
Terrestrial
DigitalChannel 47

Super! is an Italian free-to-air television channel owned by Paramount Networks EMEAA. The channel was launched on September 1, 2010 as DeA Super on Sky Italia.[1] On March 18, 2012, it became free-to-air and had a major rebranding, changing both its graphics and its name to Super!.[2] The network's official speaker is voice actor Renato Novara since 2010.

Programming

Super! shows a variety of programs targeted towards children aged seven to thirteen.

Super! was the first Italian television channel airing a Korean drama, Dream High, from September 1 to October 16, 2013, the only K-drama broadcast in Italy.[3] However, the series was heavily edited, with Korean names being changed to English alternatives (for example, Hye-mi became Sam, Sam-dong became Brian, and Jin-guk became Dylan), episodes being split into two half-hour ones and some scenes cut to reduce the length of the episodes[4] or to censor the content unsuitable for young audiences, mainly blood.[5] An unedited version, featuring the same voice actors of the TV dub, was posted on the K-drama's official Italian YouTube channel from October 30, 2013 to January 10, 2014.[6]

During October 2019, a new programming block premiered, Chicchirichì Time, which is aimed at preschoolers, airing series like Shimmer and Shine and Bubble Guppies.[7] The block was later discontinued.

Programs and specials

References

  1. ^ "DeASUPER: DA DOMANI AL VIA SUL CANALE 625 DI SKY". DavideMaggio.it (in Italian). Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Sky: nasce il nuovo canale DeAJunior e DeASuper diventa Super! sul digitale terrestre free" (in Italian).
  3. ^ Mugunghwa, Veronica (1 August 2013). "DREAM HIGH" A SETTEMBRE IN ITALIA" (in Italian).
  4. ^ "September 5, 2013 post". Official Facebook page (in Italian). 5 September 2013.
  5. ^ "September 17, 2013 post". Official Facebook page (in Italian). 17 September 2013.
  6. ^ "October 17, 2013 Post". Facebook. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013.
  7. ^ "SU SUPER! È CHICCHIRÌ TIME CON I BUBBLE GUPPIES". We Are Baby Nerd (in Italian). Retrieved 20 May 2023 – via Blogger.