Launched November 26, 2008 (Europe)
February 17, 2010 (United States)[1]
Owned by Shorts International (75%)
AMC Networks International (25%)[2]
Picture format 576i (SDTV, Europe)
1080i (HDTV, US & Europe)
Broadcast area United States
Headquarters London, England
Website (English)
DirecTV (US) Channel 573 (HD)
Channel 1573 (VOD)
Numericable (France) Channel 155
Numericable (Belgium & Luxembourg) Channel 23/52
Telenet (Belgium) Channel 567 (Flanders)
Channel 747 (Brussels)
Tivibu TTNET (Turkey) Channel 143
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 125
AT&T U-verse (US) Channel 1789 (HD)
Streaming media
Horizon (Netherlands only)

ShortsTV (known as ShortsHD in the United States) is a cable and satellite television channel dedicated to short film including Academy Award nominated short films.[3][4] It is franchise owned and operated by Shorts International and AMC Networks International.[2] The channel launched in Europe on November 26, 2008 and in the United States on February 17, 2010.[1] It is available in 40 million homes worldwide.[5][6]

Academy Award nominated shorts theatrical distribution

Starting in the 2000s ShortsHD has theatrically distributed all the Academy Award nominated short films.[3][4][7][8][9]


The channel broadcasts a selection of short films in a variety of genres in blocks of 30 and 60 minutes. Genres include comedy, animation and Stars In Shorts featuring short films with celebrity casts.[10] A compilation of a number of these short films was released theatrically September 28, 2012 under the title, Stars in Shorts.[11]

Selected short films airing on ShortsTV


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