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This article is about the Italian channel originally launched as TMC. For the French channel, still known as TMC today, see Télé Monte Carlo. For the former sister channel of the Italian TMC, see TMC 2.
Not to be confused with Monte Carlo TV, an Uruguayan channel now known as Canal 4.

La7 (Italian: LaSette) is the biggest Italian TV channel by viewership not owned by the dominant Italian television broadcasters, Rai and Mediaset. It is owned by Italian media group Cairo Communications. Originally launched as Tele Monte Carlo by the French–Monégasque TV channel of the same name in 1974, the ownership was passed through it's history to Rede Globo, Montedison, Cecchi Gori Group and finally Telecom Italia Media where the channel got its current name. It has used largely the same logo since its renaming from TMC in 2001.


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Tele Monte-Carlo logo 1974 Tele Monte-Carlo logo 1983 Globo TMC logo TMC3 20051129225122!Tmc-1-.svg
1974–1985 1981–1985 1985–1993 1993–1995 1995–2001
 
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2000–2001 2001–2002 2002–2007, 2007–present (secondary) 2007–2011 2011–present


TMC

1974–1985

Tele Monte-Carlo logo 1974

1981–1985

Tele Monte-Carlo logo 1983

Another logo consisting of a rainbow lined "TMC" was used on network idents from 1981 interim with the previous logo.

1985–1993

Globo TMC logo

On 4 August 1985, TMC got purchased by the owners of Rede Globo, which led to the station to incorporate their logo into its branding and idents. It also marks the debut of the iconic logotype used continually throug the network's run until 2001.

1993–1995

TMC3


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In 1993, the ownership got passed to Montedison. The logo used since were just the wordmark's outline in blue with the full name bellow. Regardless, Rede Globo's logo would countinue to feature in idents up until 1994, when a new id graphic package was introduced.

1995–2001

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In 20 July 1995, Cecchi Gori Group bought TMC. A new logo featuring the wordmark in light blue was unveiled.

2000–2001

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The ownership was passed once again to Telecom Italia Media and Seat Pagine Gialle on the network's last two years before rebranding.

La7

Telecom Italia Media sold off TMC in 2001, and it was renamed La7.

2001–2002

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2002–2007, 2007–present (secondary)

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2007–2011

La 7 logo

2011–present

LA7 - Logo 2011


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