Cielo (TV channel)
|Launched||16 December 2009|
|Owned by||Sky Italia|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||1.27% (May 2014, )|
|Digital||Channel 26 (SD)|
|Sky Italia||Channel 126 (HD)|
Channel 193 (SD)
|Tivùsat||Channel 19 (SD)|
Cielo (Italian for sky; stylised as cielo) is an Italian free-to-air television channel owned by Sky Italia aimed towards young audiences, and is available on digital terrestrial television and on Sky satellite television platform. Originally planned to be launched on 1 December 2009, it was delayed to 16 December 2009. While the concept is very similar to Sky plc's UK counterpart Pick (where it shows reruns of programs already shown on Sky's UK channels), it also simulcasts Sky TG24 for news bulletins.
Sky Italia has broadcast the coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (in which Sky owned broadcasting rights for Italy) free-to-air on the channel.
- "Sintesi Mensile 1A" (PDF). Auditel. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
- "Gary Davey, Direttore di Cielo: "Target mirato sui giovani"". Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian). 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
- "Slitta l'autorizzazione, stop al canale Cielo di Sky". Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian). 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
- "Cielo, una ventata d'aria fresca in tv" (in Italian). SKY TG24. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
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