Italian TV

When Digital Television is not Digital

For a long time I thought we were lucky enough to have the new fangled, all singing and dancing, much vaunted digital television. No silly little set top box for us, or so I thought.

Italy’s Top TV Earners

There is a minor storm in a small teacup over the salaries paid to some of Italy’s public television personalities in these belt tightening times. ‘Public television’ in Italy refers to the partially state funded RAI channels, which receive income from an annual licence fee and lots and lots of commercial breaks.

Simona Ventura Italian TV Icon

This lady is a star of Italian TV. She gets paid to do sophisticated stuff such as Isola Dei Famosi, the Italian version of Celebrity Love Island. Ventura sums up much of contemporary Italian TV rather well.

Once Upon a Time Italian TV was Good

Whilst chatting with one of my students, I discovered that he’d done his degree thesis on the subject of Italian television. I had to know more about this aspect of Italy I love to hate.

Zero Tolerance

I watched an interesting fly on the wall type documentary the other day entitled ‘Tolleranza Zero’ – ‘Zero Tolerance’ (Yes, at times Italian and English

At last, Top Gear in Italy

Some time ago, I wrote a little post with some suggestions for improving the TV here, one of those suggestions included adding a decent motoring

Italian TV, one more time…

Well, I’ve gone on about it before, Italian TV that is, and how low the overall quality of programming is. Another of my Italian TV