Mediaset Premium

Mediaset Premium is an Italian digital terrestrial television service provided by Sky Italia. 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.

Mediaset Premium
Pay TV
IndustryPay television
Founded20 January 2005
OwnerSky Italia


Premium Cinema
Premium Cinema logo

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.

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.[1] 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.[2] Fininvest, the majority owner of Mediaset, had choose to start legal action to Vivendi.[3]


The offer is currently divided main packages, available in prepaid or through monthly subscriptions.

Package Number's channel Channel Description
Service channels 300 Premium Menu service
301 Premium Play service
Sky 455 Sky Uno entertainment
456 Sky Atlantic TV series
457 Fox TV series
458 National Geographic documentaries
Series & Docs 459 Premium Action TV series
460 Premium Crime TV series
461 Premium Joi TV series
462 Premium Stories TV series
Cinema 463 Premium Cinema blockbuster movies
464 Premium Cinema Energy action/crime movies
465 Premium Cinema Emotion drama movies
466 Premium Cinema Comedy comedy movies
Sports 471 Sky Sport News HD sports news
472 Sky Sport Uno HD sports
473 Sky Sport Mondiali HD sports
481 Sky Sport 24 sports news
482 Sky Sport Uno sports
483 Sky Sport Mondiali sports
484-486 Sky Sport sports
Service channels 399 Premium Online service

Premium Play

Premium Play is a streaming service on PC, iPad, Android, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Samsung Smart TV, Windows for subscription customers in conjunction with the TV packages.


  1. ^ "Vivendi forms a strategic and industrial partnership with Mediaset". Vivendi. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Vivendi and Mediaset: structure of the offer". Vivendi. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Fininvest claims 570 million euros damages from Vivendi" (PDF). Fininvest. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.

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