Canale 5

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Canale 5
Canale 5.svg
Launched September 30, 1980
Owned by Mediaset
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 20.33% (2008, [1])
Country  Italy
Formerly called TeleMilano 58 (1978-1980)
Sister channel(s) La5
Website www.canale5.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue Not available
Digital DVB-T, LCN 5,LCN HD 505 ,Where available
Satellite
Analogue Not available
Digital DVB-S (scrambled in Mediaguard 2 during some events) on Hotbird
SKY Italia Channel 105
yes Channel 129
Cable
MC Cable Channel 205
Cablecom Channel 096
Channel 205 (digital CH-D)
Hot Channel 156

Canale 5 (in english Channel Five) is an Italian private television network of Mediaset, the media branch of Fininvest. Canale 5 was the first private television network to have a national coverage in Italy in 1980, based on a local channel, TeleMilano 58, founded in 1978. Canale 5 is one of Italy's most popular channels.

Much of its early content came from American television shows dubbed in Italian, a common trait on Italian television today. Mike Bongiorno, the host of Lascia o raddoppia?, was also wooed away from RAI to host an early quiz shows on TeleMilano.

Today Fininvest controls 35% of Mediaset. The logo of Canale 5 was originally formed by the number five beside a long biscione (a snake, the ancient symbol of Milan) spitting a flower. In the 1980s the reptile was replaced by a bigger number leaving only a stylized head on the top with the flower. In 2000 Canale 5 launched the Italian version of the Big Brother franchise, titled Grande Fratello, the first reality show in Italy. This was the beginning of a new era of television marked by the medium of television referring to itself both as an important part of daily life and treating itself as a member of the family or a close friend, sometimes called as "auto-reference". In 2005, RIS Delitti Imperfetti was launched, an Italian fiction inspired by CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Today there are many Italian fictions and the most famous are: Carabinieri, Distretto di Polizia, RIS Delitti Imperfetti and Elisa di Rivombrosa.

In 2005 news editor Enrico Mentana was replaced by Carlo Rossella.

On 4 December 2012, Mediaset launched Canale 5 HD, a simulcast of Canale 5 in high-definition.

Programs[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Reality shows[edit]

Cancelled Reality shows[edit]

  • L'uomo dei sogni (2003, only eight episodes) (The Bachelor)

Soap operas[edit]

TV series[edit]

Cartoons/anime[edit]

Italian fiction[edit]

  • Caro Maestro (Dear Teacher) - 2 seasons (1995, 1996)
  • La dottoressa Giò (Doctor Giò) - 2 seasons (1998, 1999)
  • Amico mio 2 (My Friend) - 1 season(1998)
  • Ciao professore (Hi teacher!) - 1 season (1999)
  • Valeria medico legale (Medical examiner Valeria) - 2 seasons (2000, 2002)
  • Distretto di Polizia (Police District) - 9 seasons (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Sei Forte Maestro (Teacher, you're great!) - 2 seasons (2001, 2001)
  • Il Bello delle Donne (The Beauty of Women) - 3 seasons (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Ma il portiere non c'è mai? (But the caretaker is never there?) - 1 season (2002)
  • Cuore (Heart) - 1 season (2002)
  • Carabinieri - 7 seasons (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Elisa di Rivombrosa (Elisa of Rivombrosa) - 2 seasons (2003, 2005)
  • Le Stagioni del cuore (Seasons of the Heart) - 1 season (2004)
  • Cuore contro cuore (Heart against Heart) - 1 season (2005)
  • RIS Delitti Imperfetti (R.I.S. - Imperfect Crimes) - 4 seasons (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Un ciclone in famiglia (Family Storm) - 4 seasons (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Caterina e le sue figlie (Caterina and her daughters) - 3 season (2005, 2007, 2010)
  • Ricomincio da me (I start from myself again) - 1 season (2005)
  • Questa è la mia terra (This is my land) - 2 season (2006, 2008)
  • I Cesaroni - 5 seasons (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)
  • I Liceali - 2 seasons (2008, 2009)

Games[edit]

Talk shows[edit]

News[edit]

Magazine[edit]

  • Nonsolomoda
  • Loggione

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rapporto ANNO 2008". Auditel. 

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