Mediaset Italia (Canada)

Mediaset Italia

Mediaset Italia logo
Launched June 2010
Owned by Telelatino Network Inc.
Corus Entertainment (50.5%)
Italo Rosati (16.5%)
Romeo Di Battista (16.5%)
Joseph Vitale (16.5%)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Website Mediaset Italia Canada
Bell TV Channel 698
Cogeco Channel 1111
Rogers Cable Channel 784
Source Cable Channel 505
Vidéotron Channel 249
Bell Fibe TV Channel 698

Mediaset Italia is a Canadian Category B Italian language digital cable specialty channel. It is owned by Telelatino Network Inc, a consortium primarily owned by Corus Entertainment. It broadcasts programming from Mediaset Italia, a television channel from Italy and local Canadian content.

Mediaset Italia Canada was licensed by the CRTC on September 6, 2006 as Italian Entertainment TV.[1]

Mediaset Italia is the international service of Mediaset, the largest private broadcaster in Italy, founded in the 1970s by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and still controlled today with a 38.6% stake by his family holding company Fininvest, it features programming from Mediaset's three channels: Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4.

Mediaset Italia airs top rated entertainment programming including comedies, dramas, reality shows as well as news and current affairs programs.

On April 2, 2014, Mediaset Italia launched on Bell TV and Bell Fibe TV.[2] On May 31, 2016, Mediaset Italia launched on Cogeco.[3]

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