Rai 3
Rai 3 - Logo 2016.svg
CountryItaly
HeadquartersRome, Italy
Programming
Language(s)Italian
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerRAI
Sister channelsRai 1
Rai 2
Rai 4
Rai 5
Rai Gulp
Rai Movie
Rai News 24
Rai Premium
Rai Scuola
Rai Sport
Rai Storia
Rai Yoyo
Rai Ladinia
Rai Südtirol
Rai Italia
History
Launched15 December 1979; 42 years ago (1979-12-15)
Former namesRete 3 (1979–1982)
Rai Tre (1982–2010)
Links
Websiterai.it/rai3
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 103 (HD)
Channel 503 (SD)
Streaming media
RaiPlayLive streaming

Rai 3 (formerly Rete 3) is an Italian free-to-air television channel owned and operated by state-owned public broadcaster RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana. It was launched on 15 December 1979 and its programming is centred towards cultural and regional programming. It has always been considered the most left-leaning channel of Italian public television; its direct competitor to Mediaset's Rete 4.

Foreign language programming

In the Aosta Valley, Rai 3 broadcasts some programmes in French, about less than three hours a week.[1]

In the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region, Rai Sudtirol timeshares broadcast hours with Rai 3 when not broadcasting.

In Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Rai 3 Bis (TDD Furlanija Julijska Krajina) is a separate channel which broadcast daily from 18:40 with a half-hour daily newscast in Slovene, and other shows in Slovene.[2][3] In accordance with a bilateral cooperation agreement between Italy and Slovenia, Slovene-language shows produced by Rai 3 Bis are also aired on the Slovenian regional television channel TV Koper-Capodistria and on State-owned TV Slovenija 2.

Programs

A few shows include:

Logos

References

  1. ^ [1] (in Italian and French)
  2. ^ Rai Furlanija Julijska Krajina (in Slovene)
  3. ^ [2] (in Italian)

Further reading