La7 is an Italian television channel owned by Cairo Communication. The head office is located in Rome. Signal overspill means that parts of Albania, Croatia, Switzerland, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, the Vatican City and Slovenia also receive La7 broadcasts.
In 2001, Lorenzo Pellicioli and Roberto Colaninno of Telecom Italia announced they had acquired Telemontecarlo, to create a strong competitor against the six other national channels in Italy. On 24 June 2001, the network changed the station name to La7.
Against the initial premises, like the hiring of popular TV hosts, anchors and journalists, La7 ratings and shares were much lower than its major competitors. However, in 2010–2011, the channel began doubling its rates, also thanks to current News director Enrico Mentana and his news program TG La7.
On 4 March 2013, it was announced the acquisition by Urbano Cairo’s Cairo Editore. The sale was effective from 30 April 2013.
Some programmes on La 7 TV : The Kennedys, Leverage, Hustle, Sex and the City, The L Word, Dirt, Charmed, A Touch of Frost, Cold Squad, Crossing Jordan, Due South, F/X: The Series, Grey’s Anatomy, In the Heat of the Night, MacGyver
Matlock, Midsomer Murders, Mike Hammer, Murder Call, New Tricks, Relic Hunter, Remington Steele, Saving Hope, Sliders, Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Stargate SG-1, The Borgias, The Commish, The District
The Practice, This Is Wonderland, Touched by an Angel, Undercover Boss, Unforgettable
New frequency of La 7 and La 7 HD
Eutelsat 9B at (9° East) : 12341 V 31400 5/6