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|Owned by||Michel Adam Lisowski|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)
|Audience share||0.0% (UK) (Feb 2008, )|
|Slogan||I Love Fashion TV|
|Headquarters||Paris, London and Vienna|
|Tata Sky (India)||Channel 211|
|DStv (South Africa)||Channel 178|
|Digiturk (Turkey)||Channel 130|
|Sky Italia (Italy)||Channel 491 (FashionTV)
Channel 941 (F Men)
|Dolce (Romania)||Channel 402|
|Indovision (Indonesia)||Channel 243|
|Dish TV (India)||Channel 426|
|Directv (Latin America)||Channel 224|
|DishHD (Taiwan)||Channel 6245|
|yes (Israel)||Channel 67|
|OTE TV (Greece)||Channel 620|
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 257|
|Sun Direct||Channel 462|
|Videocon d2h||Channel 471|
|Dialog TV (SriLanka)||Channel 80 (HD)|
|Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)||Channel 124 (HD)|
|SkyCable (Philippines)||Channel 108 (Digital)
Channel 208 (HD)
|StarHub TV (Singapore)||Channel 443|
|Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)||Channel 33 (SD)
Channel 233 (HD)
|Cablelink (Philippines)||Channel 66|
|Destiny Cable (Philippines)||Channel 108 (Digital)|
|First Media (Indonesia)||Channel 81|
|MediaNet (Maldives)||Channel 423|
|Parasat Cable TV (Philippines)||Channel 88|
|UPC Ireland||Channel 502|
|RCS&RDS (Romania)||Channel 56|
|TV Cabo (Portugal)||Channel 73|
|Ziggo (the Netherlands)||Channel 124|
|Cablecom (Switzerland)||Channel 169 (CH-D)|
|KDG (Germany)||Channel 215|
|Serbia Broadband (Serbia)||Channel 252|
|UPC Poland||Channel 120|
|HOT (Israel)||Channel 122 (SD), Channel 521 (HD)|
|UPC Netherlands||Channel 68 (HD only)|
|UPC Romania||Channel 56 (Digital With DVR)
Channel 36 (Digital)
|Kplus (Vietnam)||Channel 32|
|Orange TV (France)||Channel 102|
|Freebox TV (France)||Channel 125|
|Neuf TV (France)||Channel 180|
|Alice TV (France)||Channel 73|
|iNES (Romania)||Channel ?|
|True IPTV (Thailand)||Channel 14|
|UniFi (Malaysia)||Channel 623 (HD)|
|FetchTV (Australia)||Channel ?|
|Mio TV (Singapore)||Channel 271(Fashion TV HD)
Channel 272(Fashion TV on Demand)
|PEO TV (Sri Lanka)||Channel 78|
FashionTV is an international fashion and lifestyle broadcasting television channel. Founded in France in 1997 by its Polish-born president Michel Adam Lisowski, FashionTV has become one of the most widely distributed satellite channels in the world: 31 satellite and 2,000 cable systems, with a total of 500 million households in 193 countries across the five continents.
- 1 Other Regions
- 1.1 South Africa
- 1.2 Argentina
- 1.3 Australia
- 1.4 Asia
- 1.5 Belgium
- 1.6 Brazil
- 1.7 Czech Republic & Slovakia
- 1.8 Italy
- 1.9 Israel
- 1.10 The Arab World
- 1.11 New Zealand
- 1.12 North America
- 1.13 Pakistan
- 1.14 Portugal
- 1.15 Philippines
- 1.16 Qatar
- 1.17 Serbia / Southeastern Europe
- 1.18 United Kingdom
- 1.19 United States
- 1.20 Thailand
- 1.21 Turkey
- 2 Defunct channels
- 3 Other FashionTV Channels
- 4 FashionTV HD
- 5 FashionTV.com
- 6 f.Mobile
- 7 love-f-cafe
- 8 Merchandise
- 9 f.Diamond
- 10 Competitors
- 11 References
- 12 External links
In South Africa, FashionTV is available on DStv, channel 184 and on the newly launched TopTV.
Was available in the period 1998 until 2011, when Turner Broadcasting replace the channel because finished the contract.
In Australia, the channel was available on the Foxtel Digital Subscription Television and Austar channel 123 and the MidnightHot programme was sometimes seen on channel 955. As of February 26, 2012, Foxtel and Austar no longer offer FashionTV, however it will still be offered by IPTV service FetchTV. It was originally reported that dropping the channel was due to it being liquidated, but the original franchisee (FTV Oceania Pty. Ltd) was liquidated in July 2011 and FashionTV International took back control of all the activities in Australia then, so the reason the channel was dropped from Foxtel and Austar is unknown.
In Asia, the channel is seen live via satellite, free-to-air on AsiaSat 3s. It is seen all over Asia in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Sri lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Mongolia.
In China, the channel is distributed online via Koolanoo Group who own the Internet rights exclusively for the region. It is broadcast on multiple online channels pplive, 360Ftv.com, Shimao.tv and various others via the Koolanoo Group (www.KGIM.com)
In Belgium the channel is available on Belgacom TV, Telenet and VOO.
Released with August 6, 2007, Fashion TV Brasil by Turner Broadcasting, in 2011 the company terminated the contract with its owner, giving rise to Glitz*. The company BoxBrazil TV relaunched the channel in the country in September 2012 in the operators Sim TV, TVN and ViaCabo.
Czech Republic & Slovakia
The Arab World
FashionTV Europe is also available for the Arab World broadcasting via satellite, free-to-air on HOT BIRD at 13° East and pay-TV networks such as Orbit Showtime. FashionTV and FashionTV HD are also available on E-Life TV & Multimedia platform in the United Arab Emirates.
In New Zealand, FashionTV is available on SKY Network Television channel 066. In November 2004, FashionTV was dropped from SKY Network Television due to a dispute over FashionTV wanting subscriber revenue. This dispute was settled in early 2005, with the channel relaunching on April 18. On May 11, 2011, FashionTV was once again dropped from Sky.
It is now available on wireless television providers MobiTV and Sprint TV; However, FashionTV is not available on any cable or satellite television service in North America as of August 2011. It has also been removed from FTA (Free To Air) as of September 2011. FashionTV can be watched live in North America only on their website.
FTV launched in Pakistan with a partnership with the ARY group.
In the Philippines, the channel has been available on SkyCable on Channel 108, Cablelink Channel 66 since January 28, 2008, and selected cable affiliate in the Philippines. Some selected cities and provinces they used two feeds both FashionTV Asia over AsiaSat 3 and FashionTV India & SE Asia over Thaicom 5 feeds including FashionTV HD which already air soon. FashionTV was formerly carried by and Destiny Cable which has since replaced it with another fashion channel.
Qatari viewers are only able to watch the channel via an Orbit Showtime subscription. FashionTV's future in Qatar is questionable, as in 2007, certain conservative religious authorities in the country have condemned it due to the sometimes nude content. Since it is only available via a satellite subscription, however, their movement seems to have lost momentum.
Serbia / Southeastern Europe
Serbian version of FashionTV called FashionTV SEE (FashionTV South East Europe) was launched on 24 November 2008. It is also broadcast in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia via their local cable TV providers and DTH platforms. 30% of production is made by local production.
British viewers were able to watch the channel via Sky until November 18, 2004. The channel had been carrying trailers warning that it would soon be available in the UK as a standalone subscription channel. The channel returned to its original Sky channel in April 2005 as part of Sky's Basic subscription package, apparently having dropped its original plans. Beginning in the autumn of 2005 the channel added several minutes of British commercials per hour on its UK service, apparently sold through Sky, in addition to its two international ad breaks per hour. The channel was FTA on Sky's EPG on channel number 261, in the Lifestyle and Culture block, until it was removed on 2 July 2010.
As of September 2011, FashionTV is not available on any Satellite, FTA (Free to Air) or Cable Carrier. It can only be accessed in the USA through FashionTV's website: www.fashiontv.com
FashionTV Thailand was recent broadcasting free-to-air from THAICOM 5 at 78.5°east. The same satellite where FashionTV India was located in same signal and broadcast. However the channel was immediately off the air. Thailand viewers can still watch in the presence both FashionTV Asia and India Feed. This channel is currently available in True IPTV in Thailand.
FashionTV is available on Digiturk Channel 110 (HD Channel 394).
FashionTV started their Latin American version, FashionTV Latin America, FashionTV Brasil, in late 2001, in association with Claxson, and in late 2006 it was acquired by Time Warner-owned Turner Broadcasting. The Latin American version was their oldest overseas channel. These channels aired a significant amount of original programming, as well as acquired programming such as The Fashion Show, Running in Heels and Iconoclasts. After the license agreement to use the "FashionTV" brand ended, the channel was replaced on May 1, 2011, with Glitz*, which retained most of the FTVLA/FTVBR programming. The company BoxBrazil TV relaunched the Fashion TV Brasil in Brazil in September 2012.
Other FashionTV Channels
F MEN: FashionTV Men's Channel
Note: This channel is a men's fashion channel.
FashionTV has another second channel in its FashionTV family called F MEN, formerly a 30-minute block of FashionTV itself. Segments feature international Fashion Weeks, Swimwear, underwear, Designers, First Faces and Backstage Passes. The F MEN channel is available via satellite in Europe and North Africa on HOT BIRD 3 (now HOT BIRD 8) as well as in Asia. In Asian it was seen via satellite on AsiaSat 3, followed two years later by THAICOM 3 (But now THAICOM 5) and it was moved and better signal and satellite to PanAmSat PAS 8 (Now Intelsat 8) (There are two frequencies in one satellite in PAS 8 before, but only one frequency remaining. However the second frequency left on January 1, 2008.). Presently F MEN is previously available in Asia, Australia, Pacific Region, and America after the successful launching in Europe. Also the channel was seen in India and Russia via satellite ABS 1 (Currently returning this satellite before then left again the signal). In Asia F MEN is previously available in Hong Kong in Cable TV Hong Kong. F.Diamond Club members may also watch a broadband Internet version of the live F Men programs for a small monthly fee. And other satellite feed are: Eutelsat W5, Eutelsat W2 and Intelsat 805 are both free to air signals before but immediately scrapped.
Logo of the Fashion TV HD.
|Dish Network (United States)||no longer available to Dish Network|
|DishHD Asia (Taiwan)||Channel 375|
|Digiturk (Turkey)||Channel 394|
|Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)||Channel 124 (HD)|
|UPC (Poland)||Channel 121|
|Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)||Channel 233 (HD)|
|SkyCable (Philippines)||Channel 208 (HD)|
|UniFi (Malaysia)||Channel 623|
In October 2008 FashionTV launched a new channel entirely in HD. FashionTV HD can be received in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa via Asiasat 2, EuroBird 9, and Galaxy 19 satellites.
FashionTV relaunched its official website in 2005, broadcasting FashionTV and F.MEN live, thematic channels and a Video on Demand service to its F.Diamond Club (f.Club) members for a monthly fee.
In September 2009, FashionTV expanded its business to mobile phones by creating mobile portal called “f.mobile” available worldwide. Visitors of f.mobile are able to read articles, but also to purchase and download multimedia content, including videos and photos. Content offered on f.mobile can be downloaded on mobile phone directly and it’s supported in more than 50 countries via preferred mobile operators.
Michel Adam started his franchise "love-f-cafe", which is a high-end chain of bars and cafes in various European cities such as Monaco and Milan. In 2013 he returned to Vienna with the opening of the café on the ground floor of the Hotel Bristol next to the opera house.
FashionTV has launched a number of merchandise items with their name and logo, such as its own mineral water line that is sourced from the Austrian Alps. Energy drinks, acai drinks, and vodka belong to the line as well. The company also issues licenses for parties.
In 2007 FashionTV bought a cruise liner, named f.diamond, on which fashion shows, parties and events are hosted. Initially rumored to be a temporary 'stunt', renting a ship to boost ratings, these were quickly refuted after massive alterations to the ship's interior had been made. Currently many of the cruise liner's VIP events are also strongly featured in FashionTV's broadcasts.
On January 28, 2009, due to a lack of security crew and permissions, the ship was blocked by the Capitaneria (Civil Navy Police) in Genoa, Italy.
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- FashionTV changes its name and becomes Glitz