Bright House Networks Launches Mediaset Italia in Time for Fans to Cheer for Italy

Italy’s #1 Channel Now Available On Cable in Florida and Michigan

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Soccer and Italian aficionados in Bright House Networks Florida and Michigan service areas can now subscribe to the #1 channel in Italy.

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2014

Bright House Networks today announced the launch of Mediaset Italia, the #1 channel from Italy, bringing customers Italian-language news, dramas, comedies and thriller series as well as variety and games shows, entertainment events, seasonal sports coverage and Italian films. The channel is available to Bright House Networks digital customers in its Orlando and Tampa Bay, Florida and Livonia, Michigan service areas.

Mediaset Italia is a 24-hour Italian-language channel offering the best programming from Italy's top channels: Canale 5, Italia 1 and Retequattro. The programming schedule is strategically created to offer all of the key primetime programs from all three channels, in addition to the best general Italian language entertainment programming available. Mediaset Italia also offers daily news, sports and movies to appeal to over 16 million Italians living in the United States. Mediaset Italia can be found on Facebook as well as on Twitter.

“We are excited that approximately 16,000 Italian-speaking households, along with many more soccer and Italian aficionados in Bright House Networks Florida and Michigan service areas, can subscribe to the #1 channel in Italy,” said Giorgio Giovetti, Head of International Sales, Mediaset.

Italian Americans are gearing up to watch Italy compete in the world’s biggest sporting competition, the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, taking place in Brazil. Italy’s first match is on June 14th against Italy, followed by scheduled matches on June 20th versus Costa Rica and June 24th versus Uruguay. While the matches will not be televised on Mediaset Italia, it is a time for Italian pride and enthusiasm to erupt throughout the Italian American community, connected by Italian language TV.

Mediaset Italia is available on Bright House Networks Channel 961 in Florida and Channel 777 in Michigan. Customers can subscribe for the monthly price of $12.99 for a two channel Italian package including Rai Italia with Mediaset Italia. Digital cable subscription is required.

To subscribe, customers can call Bright House Networks at 1-855-253-4621 or visit http://www.brighthouse.com/international.

About Mediaset Italia

Mediaset Italia is a new linear channel from Italy’s leading media group, Mediaset. Mediaset’s core business is media and entertainment, boasting 19 TV channels, ranging from free to pay TV, pay-per-view and online content as well as production subsidiaries operating in television and cinema. Mediaset Italia’s programming airs a few hours/days after its original broadcasts on mainstream national TV channels in Italy (Canale 5, Italia 1 and Retequattro). The channel is targeted to the 60 million Italians living around the world and to the people who love Italy, its culture and its beauty. The programming schedule offers all the key primetime Mediaset programs and all the best of its general entertainment, soccer, fiction, fun, news, and soft news coming from the three mainstream TV channels.

About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a strong portfolio of customizable, advanced business solutions for video, voice, data, cloud-based and managed services. The company is MEF-certified and also recently received the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks, visit http://www.brighthouse.com.


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