Launched 26 November 2008 (2008-11-26) (Europe)
17 February 2010 (2010-02-17) (United States)[1]
Owned by Shorts International (75%)
AMC Networks International (25%)[2]
Picture format 576i (SDTV, Europe)
1080i (HDTV, US & Europe)
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area United States
Headquarters London, England
Website (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 GO (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

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

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


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