Mediaset Partners with Tribune
Mediaset Italia, the number one Italian language TV channel, has created a partnership with The Italian Tribune, one of the country’s largest and most influential Italian American weekly newspapers. Mediaset Italia will provide weekly ads, advertorials and editorials about Italian celebrities which will be available in a regular feature in the Italian Tribune. Mediaset programming offers new dramas, entertainment and reality shows, top news programs and will also offer program guides to keep The Italian Tribune’s weekly readers informed on Mediaset programs.
With over 15 million Italian Americans around the nation, Mediaset Italia is now available for US distribution via cable, satellite and telecommunications providers as a 24-hour premium television network. The channel, broadcast in Italian, is targeted to over 60 million Italians living all over the world but also to people who love Italy, its culture and its beauty. Customers receive the best of Mediaset’s mainstream channels just days or hours after its original broadcast in Italy. Key prime time programs include news, soccer, entertainment and fiction from Mediaset’s Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4. There are a wide variety of films available for viewing along with such popular programs like Amici, a talent show hosted by Maria De Filippi which is one of the most followed programs in Italy. Cosi fan tutti is another popular program, a comedy show with Alessia Marcuzzi and Debora Villa that offers a view of current events with comedic sketches and also impersonations of various people. Forum, a long running program, is a court show hosted by Rita della Chiesa where the audience can present their opinions as the litigants await the judge’s decision. A well known news program is Domenica 5, a Sunday afternoon show hosted by Barbara D’Urso covering themes of the day, news and exclusive interviews. Another is the daily news program TG5 or Telegiornale 5. These are just a few of the wide range of programs available with a subscription to Mediaset Italia.
“We are delighted with our new and strategic partnership with The Italian Tribune,” said Patricio Teubal, Head of Sales at Mediaset. “We are respectful of their long history of providing Italian Americans a connection to Italy as well as having a pulse on the Italian American community in the US.”
“It’s very exciting to partner with Mediaset Italia, a TV channel which is very well known to Italian Americans,” said Buddy Fortunato, publisher of The Italian Tribune. “It’s a wonderful way to provide our readers with the most updated information on news, sports and entertainment straight from Italy on a weekly basis.”
Mediaset is Italy’s leading media group and one of the world’s top companies in the industry. Mediaset Group was founded almost 30 years ago by Silvio Berlusconi and is today owned by his family’s Fininvest Group. Employing almost 6,000 people and listed on the Milan stock exchange, Mediaset’s core business is media and entertainment, boasting 14 TV channels – ranging from free digital television to pay, pay-per-view, web and mobile TV – to production subsidiaries operating in television and cinema. International assets in the industry include ownership of Endemol International, TV channels in Spain, Tunisia, the US and more.
To receive this programming direct from Italy, customers need to contact their local T.V. providers and request Mediaset Italia. Requests for Mediaset programming should be made now to your local provider so they can begin to offer this service. Mediaset Italia should be available in the spring.
For more information, visit www.mediasetitalia.com.