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Studio Universal
Launched March 1, 1998 (Italy)
February, 2010 (Latin America)[1]
Owned by NBC Universal
Picture format 16:9 SDTV
Country Italy
Language Italian
Broadcast area Italy
Premium Gallery LCN 118
Alice Home TV Channel 58

Studio Universal is a specialty television channel focused on films, owned by NBC Universal Global Networks. The programming is based on films (mainly from Universal Studios movies catalogue) and related programs with interviews, insights, short films and frequent themed nights or seasons in which are shown a number of films centred around one genre, director or actor. The Studio Universal brand has been chosen as one of core channels of NBC Universal Global Networks global businesses.[2]


Originally first launched in Italy in 1998 and available on satellite pay-television platform Stream TV and continued on SKY Italia from July 31, 2003 to June 1, 2008, when for a carriage dispute the channel has been dropped and replaced by MGM Channel. The Studio Universal channel has been resumed later on May 8, 2009, on Premium Gallery, part of Mediaset Premium offer, although it was planned to be launched as FTV.[3]

It was announced in November, 2008 by Steve Patscheck, director of "Universal Networks Latin America", that the channel would be launched in Latin America on February, 2010 replacing The Hallmark Channel in the region.[1]




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