|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channels||Rai 1|
Rai News 24
|Launched||26 November 2010|
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 23 (SD)|
Rai 5 (pronounced Rai Cinque) is an Italian free-to-air television channel owned and operated by state-owned public broadcaster RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana. It was launched on 26 November 2010 replacing Rai Extra. Its programming deals with culture with a particular attention to the arts world, offering documentaries, reportages and highbrow entertainment (music, dance, cabaret and theatre).
Rai 5 has broadcast from 2011 until 2013 the semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest where Italy has to vote.