Telestreet is an Italian movement that set up free TV stations in several metropolitan areas in Italy. The movement has started up in Bologna with a small transmitting station, OrfeoTv, which was founded by media theorist and activist Franco "Bifo" Berardi; since June 2002, this micro-TV has been broadcasting for a few hours a day within a range of 200 metres.
There are now nearly one hundred mini TV stations across Italy. Their transmitting hardware contains slightly modified receiver electronics.
The telestreet are usually promoted by organizations, groups or individuals who use the facility for television and social utility of group profit, with the aim of making the television a free communication tool like a newspaper or a website.