The Italian consumer's group Adiconsum recently launched a Web TV channel, http://tv.adiconsum.it, to broadcast news reports and shows on issues that concern Italian consumers. Among the topics investigated so far are renewable energy, counterfeit merchandise, car insurance and petrol prices. The channel will also feature shows that answer consumers' questions; those interested can email email@example.com (in Italian). ‘It is the first step in the consumers' movement,' remarked Pietro Giordano, general secretary of Adiconsum, who said the new initiative is ‘an instrument of information and training.' Adiconsum will also open a research centre. For more information, see http://www.adiconsum.it.