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Fashion TV
Fashion TV logo.svg
Fashion TV logo
Launched 1997
Owned by Michel Adam Lisowski
Audience share 0.0% (UK) (Feb 2008, [1])
Country France France
Language English
Headquarters Paris, London and Vienna
Cyfra+ Channel 63
Tata Sky (India) Channel 211
DStv (South Africa) Channel 184
Digiturk (Turkey) Channel 130
SKY Italia (Italy) Channel 491 (Fashion TV)
Channel 941 (F Men)
Dolce (Romania) Channel 402
Eurobird 1 11222H 27500 2/3
Sky Digital (UK & Ireland) Channel 261
SKY Network Television (New Zealand) Channel 017
Orbit Showtime (Arab World)
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 243
Dish TV (India) Channel 426
DStv (South Africa) Channel 184
Directv (Latin America) Channel 224
Dish Network (United States) Channel 374
SkyCable Platinum (Philippines) Channel 132
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 79
Global Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 83
UPC Ireland Channel 502
KDG (Germany) Channel 215
RCS&RDS (Romania) Channel 56
UPC Romania Channel 56 (digital with DVR)
Channel 36 (digital)
TV Cabo (Portugal) Channel 73
First Media (Indonesia)
KPlus (Vietnam) Channel 32
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 64
Cable Star Iloilo (Philippines) Channel 99
Ziggo (the Netherlands) Channel 124
Cablecom (Switzerland) Channel 169 (CH-D)
TelstraClear InHomeTV
(New Zealand)
Channel 17
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 231
Serbia Broadband (Serbia) Channel 252
Orange TV (France) Channel 102
Freebox TV (France) Channel 125
Neuf TV (France) Channel 180
Alice TV (France) Channel 73
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 532
iNES (Romania) Channel ?
True IPTV (Thailand) Channel 14
Internet television
VDC Channel 301

Fashion TV is an international television channel devoted to fashion and modelling.

Founded in France in 1997 by its Polish-born president Michel Adam Lisowski, Fashion TV is the only 24/7 international TV network exclusively dedicated to fashion, beauty, glamour and style and 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.

Today, Fashion TV is a multi-media platform offering the most comprehensive and fastest review of global fashion is independently owned and operated from the headquarters in Paris, London and Vienna.


Other Regions


In South Africa, FTV is available on DStv, channel 184.


In Australia, the channel is available on the Foxtel Digital Subscription Television channel 123 and the MidnightHot programme is sometimes seen on channel 955. Also, Fashion TV is available on SelecTV (as in '') Subscription Channel #07.

New Zealand

In New Zealand, Fashion TV is available on SKY Network Television channel 017.


In Asia, the channel seen live via satellite, free-to-air on AsiaSat 3s. It is seen all over Asia in Nepal,India,Pakistan,Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan,Sri lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, the 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 widely broadcasted on multiple online channels pplive,, and various other via the Koolanoo Group (

In India, The Union Government on Thursday (March 11, 2010) banned the transmission of Fashion Tv (F Tv) for 10 days starting from Friday.

Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry has prohibited transmission and re-transmission of F Tv channel with effect from 7.00 p.m on March 12, 2010 to 7.00 p. m. on March 21, 2010 through cable television networks and any other platforms throughout the country.

In a statement the I and B Ministry, said that it has observed that F Tv channel has violated various clauses of the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994.

"Therefore, the Ministry, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section-20 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, as amended from time to time, has taken this action," statement said.

The statement further said that it was noticed by the Ministry that "A programme on F Tv channel was telecast on September 4, 2009 at 15:37:34 hours and 19:01:48 hours showing women with nude upper body which was offending against good taste and decency."

"The visuals were found to be obscene, denigrating women and were not suitable for children and unrestricted public exhibition," statement added.

In the year 2007 also, the Ministry had prohibited transmission or re-transmission of F Tv with effect on grounds of telecasting programmes such as 'Midnight Hot' wherein skimpily dressed and semi naked models were shown.

The prohibition was, however, revoked on May 25, 2007 after India channel regretted their error and assured that such an error will not be repeated in future.


In Italy, Fashion TV is available on SKY Italia channel 491 and F Men on channel 941.


In Israel, Fashion TV (ערוץ האפנה) is available on HOT channel 37 and on yes channel 67.

Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant territories

Fashion TV Arabia is broadcasting free-to-air, from DTH NileSat satellites located at 7.0°W, and on Eurobird 2.

Fashion TV Europe is also available for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Levant territories broadcasting via satellite, free-to-air on HOT BIRD at 13° East and pay-TV networks such as Orbit Showtime. Fashion TV and Fashion TV Hd are also available on E-Vision Cable TV & Multimedia platform in the United Arab Emirates.

North America

In North America the channel is available FTA on Galaxy 19. As of May 8, 2009, Fashion TV is available on Dish Network channel 374. It is now available on wireless television providers MobiTV and Sprint TV. However, the channel is not yet available on major cable providers or DirecTV.

Latin America

FTV started their Latin American version, "Fashion TV Latin America","Fashion TV 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 is their oldest overseas channel.


In Portugal, Fashion TV is available on AR Telecom, Bragatel (channel 45), Meo (channel 101), TVTel (channel 54) and ZON TVCabo (channel 73).


In the Philippines, the channel has been available on SkyCable platinum on Channel 132 since February 1, 2006, Global Destiny Cable on Channel 49, Cablelink Channel 64 since January 28, 2008 and selected cable affiliate in the Philippines. Some selected cities and provinces they used two feeds both Fashion TV Asia over AsiaSat 3 and Fashion TV India & SE Asia over Thaicom 5 feeds including FTV HD which already air soon.


Qatari viewers are only able to watch the channel via an Orbit Showtime subscription. FTV's future in Qatar is questionable, as in 2007, certain conservative religious authorities in the country have condemned it due to the sometimes mature content. Since it is only available via a satellite subscription, however, their movement seems to have lost momentum.

Serbia / Southeastern Europe

Serbian version of Fashion TV called Fashion TV SEE (or FTV SEE, Fashion TV 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.

United Kingdom

British viewers were able to watch the channel via Sky Digital 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 Digital 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 is currently FTA on Sky's EPG on channel number 261, in the Lifestyle and Culture block.

United States

Fashion TV is now airing on Dish Network channel 374.


Fashion TV Thailand was recent broadcasting free-to-air from THAICOM 5 at 78.5°east. The same satellite where Fashion TV 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 Fashion TV Asia and India Feed. This channel is currently available in True IPTV in Thailand.


Fashion TV is available on D-Smart channel 56.

Other Fashion TV Channel

F MEN: Fashion TV Men's Channel

F:MEN logo

Note: This channel is a men's fashion channel.

Fashion TV has another second channel in its FTV family called F MEN, formerly a 30-minute block over Fashion TV itself. F Men is now a 24-hour men's fashion channel dedicated to men's fashion designers, runway collections, male models and lifestyle. Segments feature international Fashion Weeks, Swimwear, Lingerie, 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 in January 1, 2008.). Presently F MEN is now available in Asia, Australia, Pacific Region, and America after the successful launching in Europe. Also the channel was now seen in India and Russia via satellite ABS 1 (Currently returning this satellite before then left again the signal). In Asia F MEN is now 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.


In October 2008 Fashion TV launched a new channel entirely in HD. FTV HD delivers an outstanding picture and sound quality, with richer and more natural colors. FTV HD presents new programs on lifestyle, top designers and exclusive fashion from all over the world. FTV HD broadcasts 24 hours and 7 days a week in true HD which enhances the famous look & feel of FTV. Michel Adam, President of Fashion TV, said that “After many years of preparation,we are very happy to launch Fashion TV in High Definition. As the market demand for HD is growing, FTV is the first to launch a global fashion and lifestyle channel and this will strengthen our position as a key media player around the globe". FTV HD can be received in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa via Asiasat 2, EuroBird 9, and Galaxy 19 satellites.

FTV relaunched its official website in 2005, broadcasting FTV 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, FTV expanded it’s business to mobile phones by creating mobile portal called “” available worldwide on Visitors of are able to read articles, but also to purchase and download multimedia content, including videos and photos. Content offered on can be downloaded on mobile phone directly from and it’s supported in more than 50 countries via preferred mobile operators.


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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