International fashion and lifestyle television channel

Television channel
FashionTV logo
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
2160p (4K UHD)
OwnerMichel Adam Lisowski
LaunchedApril 1997

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 views all over the world.

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.

Other Regions

South Africa

Fashion TV signed an initial five-year contract with DStv to carry the channel in October 2000.[1]

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 Channels

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

Latin America

Available in the period 1998 until 2011, Turner Broadcasting replaced the channel because of reaching the deadline of the contract.


In Australia, the channel was available on the Foxtel Digital Subscription Television and Austar channel 123, and the MidnightHot program was sometimes seen on channel 955. As of February 26, 2012, Foxtel and Austar no longer offer FashionTV,[2] however, it will still be offered by IPTV service FetchTV.[3] It was originally reported that dropping the channel was due to it being liquidated, but the original franchise (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.[4]


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, 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. It is available in Bangladesh via the Bongo video-on-demand service since June 2022.[5]


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 on 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 September 201 which was made available in all major TV operators: Oi, Vivo, Claro, Sky, and NEOTV Associated Operators.[6]

Czech Republic & Slovakia

In the 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 two 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 the Bella Club TV show.[7]

FTV is currently available on Airtel digital TV and through some of the local Cable TV service providers.[dubious – discuss]

FTV India, owned by Modi Entertainment Networks (MEN) - a joint venture between Lalit Modi and Walt Disney, had entered into an agreement with Programmgesellschaft mbH, the parent company of the fTV brand in August 2001 for broadcast rights in India and for franchising fBars, the channel's owned nightclubs. FTV India was to pay a minimum annual guarantee of $720,000 per annum and the channel would only be available on pay television to Indian viewers. However, in 2003, FTV India went free-to-air, triggering the dispute over revenue sharing and outstanding payments. On 24 May 2011, the Delhi high court restrained fTV from terminating the agreement. This injunction was later removed by an arbitral tribunal. On 4 January 2012, the case was heard by the Supreme Court of India.[8]


In Italy, FashionTV UHD is available on channel 289 tivùsat, 489 SKY HD and free-to-air channel on satellite Hot Bird at 13°E.


In Israel, FTV (ערוץ האופנה) is available on HOT channel 184, on yes channel 67, on Partner TV channel 88, 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 was available on Freeview (New Zealand) DTT channel 30. 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.[9] This dispute was settled in early 2005, with the channel relaunching on April 18.[10] On May 11, 2011, FashionTV was once again dropped from Sky.[11]

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. [citation needed]


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 channels. 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.[citation needed]


In Russia, the channel began broadcasting in 2001.

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 North Macedonia via their local cable TV providers and DTH platforms. 30% of production is made by local production.


FashionTV Thailand was recently broadcasting free-to-air from THAICOM 5 at 78.5°east from the same satellite where FashionTV India was being broadcast. The channel was immediately off the air however, Thailand viewers can still watch in the presence of both FashionTV Asia and India Feed. [citation needed]


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

Other FashionTV channels

FashionTV UHD

Television channel
FashionTV UHD
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
2160p (UHDTV)
LaunchedSeptember 2015
WebsiteFashion TV 4K

In September 2015, FashionTV launched a new UHD 4K channel. It can be received in Asia, Australia, India, Europe Hot Bird at 13°E, North America, the Middle East, and Africa.[12]

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 airing 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 Glitz*, which retained most of the FTVLA/FTVBR programming. The company BoxBrazil TV relaunched Fashion TV in Brazil in September 2012.


  1. ^ "Fashion TV on DStv", Africa Film & TV Magazine, nº. 28, February-April 2001
  2. ^ "AUSTAR News, About AUSTAR - AUSTAR Television". Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "#Fashion-TV-Channel". Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "From a million viewers to liquidation Local Business". Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "FashionTV hits Dhaka's Catwalk and Beyond". UNB. June 30, 2022. Retrieved July 1, 2022.
  6. ^ "Box Brazil TV relaunched Fashion TV". Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  7. ^ "India suspends Comedy Central for six days". BBC. November 27, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "FTV dispute reaches Supreme Court - Livemint". January 4, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "FashionTV hopeful of Sky return - Tech News - Digital Spy". Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  10. ^ "FashionTV rejoins Sky EPG - Tech News - Digital Spy". Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  11. ^ "Sky drops FashionTV (again!)". Throng. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  12. ^ "Satellites". Fashion 4K. Retrieved January 2, 2021.

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