Rai Movie
CountryItaly
Broadcast areaItaly
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 3
Rai 4
Rai 5
Rai Gulp
Rai News24
Rai Premium
Rai Scuola
Rai Sport
Rai Storia
Rai Yoyo
Rai Ladinia
Rai Südtirol
Rai Italia
History
Launched1 July 1999; 21 years ago (1999-07-01)
Former namesRaiSat Cinema (1999-2003, 2006-2010)
RaiSat Cinema World (2003-2006)
Links
Websiterai.it/raimovie
Availability
Terrestrial
DigitalChannel 24 (SD)
Cable
UPC SwitzerlandChannel 38 (Tessin)
Channel 538 (Romandy & Deutschswizz)
Satellite
TivùsatChannel 14 (SD)
Channel 114 (HD)
IPTV
Sunrise (Switzerland)Channel 159 (SD)
Streaming media
RaiPlayLive streaming

Rai Movie is an Italian movie television channel, owned by state-owned television network Rai and broadcast on digital terrestrial television in Italy and on satellite platform Tivù Sat.

The channel was launched in 2003 as RaiSat Cinema World and re-badged in 2006 as RaiSat Cinema. On 31 June 2009, RaiSat Cinema was removed of Sky and was launched in the new free-to-view satellite platform Tivùsat. On 18 May 2010 it was renamed Rai Movie. It broadcasts mostly Italian films, interviews, backstages and documentaries.

Since 2003 it is the official media partner of the Venice Film Festival and since 2007 of the Rome Film Festival.

In April 2019, Rai announced that this channel, along with Rai Premium, will shut down to make place for a new channel called Rai 6, with a female target. This sparked controversy and an online petition that quickly reached 120.000 signatures. However, the scheduled date for the shutdown is unknown to this day.

Logos

1999-2003, 2006-2010 (as RaiSat Cinema) 2003-2006 (as RaiSat Cinema World) 2010–2016 (as Rai Movie) 2016–present

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