TV8 (Italy)

Launched August 1, 2015
Network Nuova Società Televisiva Italiana S.r.l.
Owned by Sky Italia
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Audience share 2,64% (March 2016, [1])
Slogan Vedrai solo 8 (You will see only 8)
Country Italy
Language Italian
Broadcast area Italy
Digital Channel 8 (SD)
Sky Italia Channel 121 (SD)
Eutelsat 12 West A 12545H 17455 3/4 (SD)
12718H 36510 5/6 (HD)

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.[2] On 16 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.[3] The Music-station of Viacom in Italy, MTV Music remained available free to air until July 1, 2016, when it moved to Sky Italia.

On 8 January 2016, Sky introduced a new on air graphic for MTV8 focussing on the number 8 and launched the channel's website.

On 18 February 2016, Sky changed the channel name into TV8.[4]


TV8's programming consists of reruns of comedy shows, crime shows, UEFA Europa League matches, Moto GP, and movies.




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