Direct 8 was a national French TV channel, owned by Vincent Bolloré. It was available through digital terrestrial television network "TNT" and the Astra 1H satellite position.

Direct 8
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Launched24 July 2001 (experimental transmissions)
31 March 2005 (official launch)
Closed7 October 2012
NetworkDirect Star (48%)
Owned byBolloré Group
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share2.1% (September 2012, Mediametrie)
SloganEt c'est sur... Direct 8
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
Broadcast areaFrance
HeadquartersPuteaux, France
Replaced byD8 (from october 7th, 2012)
Websitewww.direct8.fr
Availability
Terrestrial
TNTChannel 8
Satellite
CanalSatChannel 35
Cable
NumericableChannel 8
IPTV
CanalSatChannel 35

As the name suggests ('direct' is French for 'live'), Direct 8 was originally intended to broadcast live shows only (except during night times and holiday seasons).[citation needed] This is no longer the case.

Following its purchase by Canal Group, the channel closed down on 7 October 2012 and relaunched as D8.

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  Television portal

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