Culture / Entertainment

Netflix to be available in Italy

Netflix confirmed that its services will be available in Italy starting from October. Berlusconi’s Mediaset and Murdoch’s Sky are raising defensive barricades by purchasing the exclusive rights of all the popular shows and series they can afford. Letting aside the predictable maneuvering by the competitors, will it work? Italy is usually considered a poorly and … Continue reading

Economy / Entertainment / Sport

Italian Premier League at risk of Asian sack

After the sale of Inter Milan to the Indonesian tycoon Erick Thohir, Silvio Berlusconi is in negotiations with Asian investors to sell AC Milan; the details were not disclosed, and the outcome is far from certain. However it is well known that the Italian professional football teams are not generating any revenue for their owners, … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Entertainment / Environment

The Italian park rangers: Glamour, sci-fi and dissolution

The Italian Forestry Corps is an independence police corps responding to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. Its park rangers patrol wood and parks, enforce laws protecting animals and perform various other duties. They are full-fledged law enforcement officials with the power to arrest, search, etc., provided of course that the legal conditions are met. … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Entertainment / History of Italy

Italy airs TV series on the biggest corruption scandal in its history

Sky is airing in Italy “1992”, a TV series loosely based on the Clean Hands scandal which killed the First Italian Republic in the Nineties. Just like in a thriller, everything started from a single case, the arrest of a Socialist Party official in Milan on 17 February 1992. From there the investigators covered a massive … Continue reading

Economy / Entertainment

The case of the reality show winner revealed in advance in Italy

Aired every evening on Silvio Berlusconi’s Channel 5, “Striscia la notizia” (“The News Crawl Around”) is something between a comedy show and an investigative journalism show. There were born the “veline”, the archetype of the scantly clad girls who are ubiquitous in the Italian television. The show is now under fire for revealing in advance the … Continue reading