Direct 8

Direct 8 was a national French TV channel, owned by Vincent Bolloré. It was available through digital terrestrial television network "TNT" and the Astra 1H satellite position.

Direct 8
Launched24 July 2001 (experimental transmissions)
31 March 2005 (official launch)
Closed7 October 2012
NetworkDirect Star (48%)
Owned byBolloré Group
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share2.1% (September 2012, Mediametrie)
SloganEt c'est sur... Direct 8
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Broadcast areaFrance
HeadquartersPuteaux, France
Replaced byD8 (from october 7th, 2012)
Websitewww.direct8.fr
Availability
Terrestrial
TNTChannel 8
Satellite
CanalSatChannel 35
Cable
NumericableChannel 8
IPTV
CanalSatChannel 35

As the name suggests ('direct' is French for 'live'), Direct 8 was originally intended to broadcast live shows only (except during night times and holiday seasons). This is no longer the case.

Following its purchase by Canal Group, the channel closed down on 7 October 2012 and relaunched as D8.

See also

Television portal

References

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