|Launched||26 November 2008 (Europe)|
17 February 2010 (United States)
24 August 2018 (Latin America)
|Owned by||Shorts International (75%)|
AMC Networks International (25%)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Broadcast area||United States|
|DirecTV (US)||Channel 573|
|Dish Network (US)||Channel TBA|
|Bell TV (Canada)||Channel TBA|
|Telekom (Romania & Slovakia)||Channel 201 (Romania)|
Channel 312 (Slovakia)
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 125|
|Telenet (Belgium)||Channel 314 (Flanders)|
Channel 334 (Brussels)
|Serbia Broadband (Serbia)||Channel 175|
|AT&T U-Verse (US)||Channel 1789|
|US Sonet (US)||Channel 292|
|CenturyLink (US)||Channel 1789|
|Frontier Communications (US)||Channel 1789|
|Google Fiber (US)||Channel 603|
|Bell Fibe TV (Canada)||Channel TBA|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)|
ShortsTV is a cable and satellite television channel dedicated to short film including Academy Award nominated short films. It is franchise owned and operated by Shorts International and AMC Networks International. The channel launched in Europe on November 26, 2008 and in the United States on February 17, 2010. It is available in 40 million homes worldwide.
Academy Award nominated shorts theatrical distribution
The channel broadcasts a selection of short films in a variety of genres in blocks of 30 and 60 minutes. Genres include comedy, animation and Stars in Shorts featuring short films with celebrity casts. A compilation of a number of these short films was released theatrically September 28, 2012 under the title Stars in Shorts.
Selected short films that have aired on ShortsTV
Short films airing on ShortsTV change frequently as per the ShortsTV schedule.
- Steve (starring Colin Firth and Keira Knightley, directed by Rupert Friend)
- Impulse (starring Chris Masterson)
- We Were Once a Fairytale (directed by Spike Jonze, Starring Kanye West)
- Trailers from Hell (featuring contributions from Joe Dante, John Landis, Edgar Wright, Eli Roth, Rick Baker)
- The Death of Salvador Dali (starring Dita Von Teese)
- Airlock, or How to Say Goodbye in Space (starring Michael Sheen)
- Stingray (starring Mathew Horne)
- The Last Farm
- The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
- The Seed
- I Met the Walrus
- Mam (starring Josie Lawrence and Paul Barber, directed by Hugo Speer)
- Just One Drink
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