Video Bolzano 33
Logo of Italian television channel VB33.png
CountryItaly
Broadcast areaAlto Adige, Trentino
Ownership
OwnerTelecolor SpA
History
Launched1981
Links
Websitewww.video33.it

VB33, short for Video Bolzano 33, is an Italian general interest regional television channel serving the province of Bolzano.[1] Since 2017, the channel's reach has expanded to include the province of Trento.[2] Over the course of its history, it has also been called VideoBolzano Canale 33 and Video 33.[1]

The channel was established in 1981 as a cooperative, and purchased in 1986 by it:Valerio Rolando Boesso, co-founder and publisher of the regional newspaper Alto Adige.[1] Boesso integrated the channel into the new Italia 9 Network, of which he became the chairman in 1998, remaining in function until his death in 2008.[3]
Journalist turned politician Lilli Gruber was one of the channel's on-air personalities early in her career.[1]

Shortly before his death, Boesso sold VB33 to Bolzano-based investment fund Euregio Finance, who operated it under the corporate banner Rosengarten S.R.L.[4]

The new investors launched a German-language sister channel, called Südtirol Digital Fernsehen (SDF), in 2009.[4]

In 2020, VB33 was sold to Cremona-based media company Telecolor.[5]

Programming

References

  1. ^ a b c d Emanuelli, Massimo (December 12, 2017). "Video 33/Video Bolzano 33". massimoemanuelli.com. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  2. ^ "Video33 trasmessa anche in Trentino". altoadige.it. Società Iniziative Editoriali. December 17, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  3. ^ Emanuelli, Massimo (February 17, 2020). "Rolando Boesso". massimoemanuelli.com. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Deutschsprachiges Südtirol Digital Fernsehen startet". digitalfernsehen.de. Auerbach Verlag und Infodienste. October 21, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  5. ^ "Video33 è stata ceduta al gruppo Telecolor". altoadige.it. Società Iniziative Editoriali. June 25, 2020. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "I Foxes ancora in diretta tv su Video 33". altoadige.it. Società Iniziative Editoriali. September 20, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2021.