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Telepiu to offer classics channel

ROME — A protocol agreement has been signed for the creation of Cineclassics Italia, a thematic channel devoted to the golden years of international film, which will be distributed as part of Italo paybox Telepiu’s satellite bouquet starting this fall.

The project will be developed by Italy’s state-run production, distribution and exhibition outfit Istituto Luce and Multithematiques, the Paris-based unit set up by Canal Plus and General d’Images Telecommunication Intl.

The new channel will show more than 400 films per year, about 50% of which will be Italian and Euro titles.

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