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Shorts logo.jpg
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)
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United States
Headquarters London, England
Website (English)
DirecTV (US) Channel 573
Telekom (Romania & Slovakia) Channel 201 (Romania)
Channel 312 (Slovakia)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 125
Telenet (Belgium) Channel 314 (Flanders)
Channel 334 (Brussels)
Serbia Broadband (Serbia) Channel 175
AT&T U-Verse (US) Channel 1789
US Sonet (US) Channel 292
CenturyLink (US) Channel 1789
Frontier Communications (US) Channel 1789
Google Fiber (US) Channel 603
Streaming media
Magine (Germany) Magine

ShortsTV 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[edit]

Starting in the 2000s ShortsTV 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 that have aired on ShortsTV[edit]

Short films airing on ShortsTV change frequently as per the ShortsTV schedule.[12]


External links[edit]