From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Shorts logo.jpg
Launched26 November 2008; 10 years ago (2008-11-26) (Europe)
17 February 2010; 9 years ago (2010-02-17) (United States)[1]
24 August 2018; 9 months ago (2018-08-24) (Latin America)
Owned byShorts International (75%)
AMC Networks International (25%)[2]
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersLondon, England (English)
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
Streaming media
Magine (Germany)Magine
Ziggo (Netherlands only)

ShortsTV is a cable and satellite television channel dedicated to short film including Academy Award nominated short films.[3][4] It is franchise owned and operated by Shorts International and AMC Networks International.[2] The channel launched in Europe on November 26, 2008 and in the United States on February 17, 2010.[1] It is available in 40 million homes worldwide.[5][6]

Academy Award nominated shorts theatrical distribution[edit]

Starting in the 2000s ShortsTV has theatrically distributed all the Academy Award nominated short films.[3][4][7][8][9]


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.[10] A compilation of a number of these short films was released theatrically September 28, 2012 under the title Stars in Shorts.[11]

Selected short films that have aired on ShortsTV[edit]

Short films airing on ShortsTV change frequently as per the ShortsTV schedule.[12]


  1. ^ a b "ShortsHD launches across U.S. with OmniBus Broadcast Engineering". 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ a b "Chellomedia acquires stake in short film company Shorts International" (PDF). 2008-02-15.
  3. ^ a b Galas, Marjorie. "ShortsHD Brings Oscar Nominated Shorts To Theaters". Archived from the original on 2012-02-10.
  4. ^ a b Rome, Emily (2012-02-09). "Oscar-nominated shorts, coming to a theater near you".
  5. ^ Gil, Billy (2011-05-05). "ShortsHD Launches on DirecTV5". Home Media Magazine.
  6. ^ "ShortsHD Launches on DIRECTV". DirecTV. 2011-05-04. Archived from the original on 2012-01-01.
  7. ^ Scott, A. O. (2009). "Oscar Shorts, Low-Hype and Sweet". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Holden, Stephen (2012). "Three Programs in Oscar Nominated Short Films". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Holden, Stephen (2013). "The Oscar Nominated Short Films". The New York Times.
  10. ^ Vasquez, Dorothy Burk (2012-10-18). "'Stars in Shorts' Makes Short Films Attractive to Viewers Worldwide". PopMatters.
  11. ^ Holden, Stephen (2012-09-26). "Anti-Epic Flirts and Jokes 'Stars in Shorts,' with Judi Dench and Colin Firth". The New York Times.
  12. ^ "Shorts TV Schedule".

External links[edit]