|Network||Nuova Società Televisiva Italiana S.r.l.|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Launched||1 August 2015|
|Former names||MTV8 (2015-2016)|
|Digital||Channels 8 (HD), 108 and 508 (SD)|
TV8 is a digital-terrestrial free-to-air Italian general entertainment TV channel owned by Sky Italia through its subsidiary company Nuova Società Televisiva Italiana S.r.l. The channel is allocated at number 8 of the Italian virtual channel list.
On 31 July 2015 Sky Italia took over ownership of the free-to-air MTV Italy. On 14 September 2015, MTV Italy was rebranded as MTV8 by Sky Italia.
On the same day, Viacom launched a new MTV-channel for Italy, MTV Next (now MTV), and is now only available as a subscription service on Sky. This ended an era where MTV Italy was available to the majority of homes across Italy free-to-air. The Music-station of Viacom in Italy, MTV Music remained available free to air until 1 July 2016, when it moved to Sky Italia.
On 8 January 2016, Sky introduced new on-air graphics for MTV8 focusing on the number 8 and launched the channel's website.
On 18 February 2016, Sky changed the channel name to TV8.
TV8's programming consists essentially of reruns of old Sky programmes, comedy shows, crime shows, UEFA Europa League matches, delayed MotoGP and Formula 1, live Superbike World Championship and movies, making it the main barker channel of Sky Italia.