Mediaset Premium was an Italian digital terrestrial television provider owned by Mediaset. It provides pay TV and pay-per-view (only for football matches) through the use of a smart card as well as video on demand through its Premium Play and Premium Online streaming service.
|Founded||20 January 2005|
Mediaset Premium was launched on January 20, 2005, initially offering only pay-per-view services for movies and sports.
In January 2008, it became a full pay TV, launching the package "Premium Gallery", available, with a package for football matches, through monthly subscription or prepaid. Over time, new packages and new channels enrich the offered.
In 2015, the new offering provides channels of movies, TV series, sport, documentaries, cartoons and interactive services Premium Play and Premium Online. From 2016, Premium will also broadcast on satellite TV. In October 2016, Disney Junior and Disney Channel ceased broadcasting, only remaining available on Sky.
Broadcast until 2018 the UEFA Champions League exclusive in Italy on channels Premium Sports and Premium Calcio also in HD. It also owns the sports rights, in addition to the Serie A, of foreign tournaments as the Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France, the Scottish Premiership, also of the NFL of American football. There are also channels Eurosport and Eurosport 2.
In 2016 Vivendi agreed to buy 100% stake of Mediaset Premium and 3.5% stake of Mediaset by selling 3.5% stake of Vivendi's shares. However, after inspecting the financial statements as well as income forecast, Vivendi did not wish to enforce the original terms but submitting a revised offer to buy 20% stake in Mediaset Premium, as well as buying convertible bonds of Mediaset Premium. Fininvest, the majority owner of Mediaset, had choose to start legal action to Vivendi. In June 2019, the service was closed down
The offer was divided main packages, available in prepaid or through monthly subscriptions.
|Service channels||300||Premium Menu||service|
|Sky||311, 456||Sky Uno||entertainment|
|312, 457||Sky Atlantic||TV series|
|313, 458||Fox||TV series|
|314, 459||National Geographic||documentaries|
|468||Sky Sport Uno||sports|
|469||Sky Sport 24||sports news|
|470||Sky Sport Uno HD||sports (HDTV)|
|Series & Docs||316, 460||Premium Action||TV series|
|317, 461||Premium Crime||TV series|
|318, 462||Premium Joi||TV series|
|319, 463||Premium Stories||TV series|
|Cinema||330, 464||Premium Cinema||blockbuster movies|
|331, 465||Premium Cinema Energy||action/crime movies|
|332, 466||Premium Cinema Emotion||drama movies|
|333, 467||Premium Cinema Comedy||comedy movies|
|334||Studio Universal||classic/noir movies|
|Sports & Football||372||Eurosport||sports 24h|
|373||Eurosport 2||sports 24h|
|Service channels||399||Premium Online||service|
- "Vivendi forms a strategic and industrial partnership with Mediaset". Vivendi. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "Vivendi and Mediaset: structure of the offer". Vivendi. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- "Fininvest claims 570 million euros damages from Vivendi" (PDF). Fininvest. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
- Official website (in Italian)