Category Archives: TV

Eurovision success for Italy

Italy returned to the Eurovision Song Contest this year with a remarkable second place triumph for Raphael Gualazzi with his song “Follia d’amore/Madness of Love“. The catchy jazz-based bi-lingual number was beaten into the top spot by the rather more … Continue reading

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Unemployed contestant set for ‘Millionaire’ win

43 year-old unemployed housewife Michela De Paoli from Pavia looks set to win the top one million euro prize on popular “Il Milionario” quiz show on Canale5 tonight. Ms De Paoli (pictured left) has already reached the penultimate step of … Continue reading

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First female winner for X Factor

The fourth edition of X-Factor reached its final stage last night with 30 year old chanteuse Nathalie coming first.  It is the first time a female artist has won the popular TV talent show in Italy. Italo-Belgian Nathalie Giannitrapani (pic. … Continue reading

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Blair interview boosts morale..for some.

An interview with former British Prime Minster Tony Blair on live TV on Sunday evening gave vital share points to the RaiTre channel..and to Silvio Berlusconi’s faltering reputation. Speaking about his book A Journey (translated into Italian as Un Viaggio, … Continue reading

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Changing room cameras for SkyCalcio

In another effort to go one up on the competition and gain new subscriptions, satellite broadcaster SkyItalia has announced a new feature for a more “complete” football match coverage this year: cameras inside team dressing rooms. Nothing “Big Brother” about … Continue reading

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Big Brother star dies

Former Italian Big Brother (Grande Fratello) contestant Pietro Taricone has died in hospital in Terni, Umbria after a parachute accident yesterday. He was 35. Mr Taricone became famous during the first edition of the Italian version of the popular reality … Continue reading

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Banned talk shows fight back

In a move to fight back against the government’s ban on political debate shows in the run up to regional elections, journalists unions FNSI and USIGRAI have decided to ‘do it themselves’. A special debate event “Raiperunanotte” (RAI for one … Continue reading

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