Direct 8

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Direct 8
Launched 24 July 2001 (experimental transmissions)
31 March 2005 (official launch)
Closed 7 October 2012
Network Direct Star (48%)
Owned by Bolloré Group
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 2.1% (September 2012, Mediametrie)
Slogan Et c'est sur... Direct 8
Country France
Language French
Broadcast area France
Headquarters Puteaux, France
Replaced by D8 (from october 7th, 2012)
TNT Channel 8
CanalSat Channel 35
Numericable Channel 8
CanalSat Channel 35

Direct 8 was a national French TV channel, owned by Vincent Bolloré. It was available through digital terrestrial television network "TNT" and the Astra 1H satellite position.

As the name suggests ('direct' is French for 'live'), Direct 8 was originally intended to broadcast live shows only (except during night times and holiday seasons).[citation needed] This is no longer the case.

Following its purchase by Canal Group, the channel closed down on 7 October 2012 and relaunched as D8.

See also

Blank television set.svg Television portal


  • (in French) Direct 8 devient une « vraie » concurrente
  • (in French) Direct 8, Nicolas, les femmes et le coup de ciseau -
  • (in French) Direct 8 s'offre l'équipe de France Espoirs, actualité Médias 2.0 : Le Point
  • (in French) Direct 8 : la chaîne du direct - télévision -
  • (in French) Programmes TV - «Direct 8 est devenue un média de masse» - Divertissement - Le Figaro TV

External links

  • Official Site (in French) (broken, redirected to D8 website)
  • Live streaming video of Direct 8 (not available during movies)
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