FashionTV is an international fashion and lifestyle broadcasting television channel. Founded in France in 1997, by its Polish-born president Michel Adam Lisowski, FashionTV is a widely distributed satellite channels in the world with 31 satellite and 2,000 cable systems. As of 2014, it had 400 million viewers around the world, including 80 million in Arab countries.

FashionTV is a multi-media platform offering a review of global fashion and is independently owned and operated from the headquarters in Paris, London and Vienna.

Fashion TV logo
FashionTV logo
LaunchedApril 1997
Owned byMichel Adam Lisowski
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
SloganWhy F?
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Cyfra+Channel 63
DStv (South Africa)Channel 178
Digiturk (Turkey)Channel 130
Tivù Sat (Italy)Channel 58
Sky Italia (Italy)Channel 489
Dolce (Romania)Channel 402
Directv (Latin America)Channel 224
DishHD (Taiwan)Channel 6245
yes (Israel)Channel 67
SkyCable / Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 108 (Digital)
Channel 70 (Analog)
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 375 (SD)
Channel 319 (HD)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 101
Pioneer Cable Vision Inc. (PCVI) (Philippines)Channel 42
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 81
MediaNet (Maldives)Channel 423
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 88
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 502
RCS&RDS (Romania)Channel 56
TV Cabo (Portugal)Channel 73
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 133
Asianet Digital (India)Channel 380
KDG (Germany)Channel 215
Serbia Broadband (Serbia)Channel 252
UPC PolandChannel 120
HOT (Israel)Channel 185
UPC RomaniaChannel 56 (Digital With DVR)
Channel 36 (Digital)
Kplus (Vietnam)Channel 32
Unitymedia (Germany)Channel 227 (SD)
Orange TV (France)Channel 102
Freebox TV (France)Channel 125
Neuf TV (France)Channel 180
Alice TV (France)Channel 73
PEO TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 78
Chunghwa Telecom MOD (Taiwan)Channel 282
TOT iptv (Thailand)Channel 208
eLife (UAE)Channel 413
Streaming media
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only)
VDCChannel 301
Ziggo (Netherlands only)

Other Regions

South Africa

In South Africa, FashionTV has been available on DStv, channel 178 and on the newly launched TopTV. In early 2016, DStv put up an "important notice" on channel 178, announcing that FashionTV would stop airing on February 28, 2016.

Fashion Tv Channel

  • FTV EU
  • FTV America
  • FTV India
  • FTV Affirm
  • FTV Africa
  • FTV Australia
  • FTV Japan
  • FTV Russia
  • FTV Brazil
  • FTV Singapore
  • FTV Korea
  • FTV Central Asia
  • FTV Canada

Latin America

Was available in the period 1998 until 2011, when Turner Broadcasting replace the channel because finished the contract.


In Australia, the channel was available on the Foxtel Digital Subscription Television and Austar channel 123 and the MidnightHot programme was sometimes seen on channel 955. As of February 26, 2012, Foxtel and Austar no longer offer FashionTV,[1] however it will still be offered by IPTV service FetchTV.[2] It was originally reported that dropping the channel was due to it being liquidated, but the original franchisee (FTV Oceania Pty. Ltd) was liquidated in July 2011 and FashionTV International took back control of all the activities in Australia then, so the reason the channel was dropped from Foxtel and Austar is unknown.[3]


In Asia, the channel is seen live via satellite, free-to-air on AsiaSat 3s. It is seen all over Asia in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Mongolia.

In Hong Kong, the channel is available on all direct broadcast satellite service providers and all cable television operators.


In Belgium the channel is available on Proximus TV, Telenet and VOO via IPTV & cable and via Satellite DVB-S on the Astra 19.2° East


Released with August 6, 2007, Fashion TV Brasil by Turner Broadcasting, in 2011 the company terminated the contract with its owner, giving rise to Glitz. The company Box Brazil TV relaunched the channel in the country in September 2012[4] in the operators Sim TV, TVN and ViaCabo.[5]

Czech Republic & Slovakia

In Czech Republic and Slovakia, the channel is available on the UPC, O2TV, Orange, Magio T-Systems, RioMedia, Slovanet etc.


In 2007, FTV was suspended from broadcasting in India for 2 months for showing scantily-clad models on its show Midnight Hot. The channel was suspended again in 2010 for 10 days for airing a show containing topless models associated with Bella Club TV show.[6]

At present, FTV is not available on any major satellite and cable TV providers in India, but is available through local Cable TV service providers. The network is also involved in a bitter dispute between Michel Adam & Lalit Modi over distribution rights and the matter is currently sub judice in the Supreme Court of India.[7]


In Italy, FashionTV is available on channel 489 SKY HD and free-to-air channel on satellite.


In Israel, FTV (ערוץ האופנה) is available on HOT channel 184, on yes channel 67, on Partner TV channel 47, and on Cellcom TV.

Middle East & North Africa

FashionTV Europe HD is broadcasting Pay TV, On OSN Network Channel 225 .

New Zealand

In New Zealand, FashionTV is available on Freeview (New Zealand) DTT channel 30 from August 2016. The channel was previously on SKY Network Television channel 066. In November 2004, FashionTV was dropped from SKY Network Television due to a dispute over FashionTV wanting subscriber revenue.[8] This dispute was settled in early 2005, with the channel relaunching on April 18.[9] On May 11, 2011, FashionTV was once again dropped from Sky.[10]

North America

It is now available on wireless television providers MobiTV and Sprint TV; However, FashionTV is not available on any cable or satellite television service in North America as of August 2011. It has also been removed from FTA (Free To Air) as of September 2011. FashionTV can be watched live in North America only on their website.


In Portugal, FashionTV 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 on Channel 108, Cablelink Channel 66 since January 28, 2008, and selected cable affiliate in the Philippines. Some selected cities and provinces used two feeds, FashionTV Asia over AsiaSat 3 and FashionTV India & SE Asia over Thaicom 5 feeds including FashionTV HD.

Serbia / Southeastern Europe

Serbian version of FashionTV called FashionTV SEE (FashionTV South East Europe) was launched on 24 November 2008. It is also broadcast in Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia via their local cable TV providers and DTH platforms. 30% of production is made by local production.


FashionTV Thailand was recent broadcasting free-to-air from THAICOM 5 at 78.5°east. The same satellite where FashionTV 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 FashionTV Asia and India Feed.


FashionTV is available on Digiturk Channel 110 (HD Channel 394).

Other FashionTV Channels

FashionTV HD

FashionTV HD
Fashion tv hd
Logo of the Fashion TV HD.
LaunchedOctober, 2008
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
2160p (UHDTV)
Dish TV(India)234
Airtel Digital TV(India)67
DishHD Asia (Taiwan)Channel 245
Digiturk (Turkey)Channel 394
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines)Channel 207
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 225
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 343
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 80
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 208
Channel 846 (HD)
UPC (Poland)Channel 121
Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 208 (HD Digital)
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 319
HOT (Israel)Channel 521
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 133
Cablecom (Switzerland)Channel 169
TOT iptv (Thailand)Channel 355

In October 2008, FashionTV launched a new HD channel. It can be received in Asia, Australia, India, Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa.

Defunct channels

Latin America

FashionTV started their Latin American version, FashionTV Latin America, FashionTV 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 was their oldest overseas channel. These channels aired a significant amount of original programming, as well as acquired programming such as The Fashion Show, Running in Heels and Iconoclasts. After the license agreement to use the "FashionTV" brand ended, the channel was replaced on May 1, 2011, with Glitz*,[11] which retained most of the FTVLA/FTVBR programming. The company BoxBrazil TV relaunched the Fashion TV Brasil in Brazil in September 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "AUSTAR News, About AUSTAR - AUSTAR Television". Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  2. ^ "#Fashion-TV-Channel". Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  3. ^ "From a million viewers to liquidation Local Business". Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
  4. ^ a b Parente, Edianez (June 5, 2012). "Canal Fashion TV retorna via BoxBrazil TV". Tela Viva. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "Sim TV carregará canais da Box Brazil". Tela Viva. October 29, 2012. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  6. ^ "India suspends Comedy Central for six days". BBC. 27 November 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  7. ^ "FTV dispute reaches Supreme Court - Livemint". Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  8. ^ "FashionTV hopeful of Sky return - Tech News - Digital Spy". Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  9. ^ "FashionTV rejoins Sky EPG - Tech News - Digital Spy". Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  10. ^ "Sky drops FashionTV (again!)". Throng. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  11. ^ "FashionTV changes its name and becomes Glitz". Archived from the original on 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-02-24.

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