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Rai 3

Rai 3
Launched 15 December 1979
Owned by Rai
Audience share 7.08% (May 2014, [1])
Country Italy
Formerly called Rete 3 (1979–1982)
Rai Tre (1982–2010)
Analogue Not available
Digital DVB-T, LCN 3
Analogue Not available
Digital DVB-S (scrambled in Mediaguard during some events) on Hotbird, Astra and Atlantic Bird
SKY Italia Channels 103 and 5003
NOVA Greece Channel 856
MC Cable Channel 203
Cablecom Channel 095
Channel 204 (digital CH-D)
Numericable Channel 78
Streaming media Live Streaming
Logo used from 2000–2010

Rai 3 is part of Rai, the Italian government broadcasting agency, which owns other channels, such as Rai 1 and Rai 2 (amongst others). Rai 3 first started transmissions on 15 December 1979.


  • Rai 3 HD 1
  • Foreign language programming 2
  • Programs 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Rai 3 HD

The channel is due to start a HDTV simulcast by September 2013, as confirmed by Rai Director-General Luigi Gubitosi.

Foreign language programming

In the Aosta Valley, Rai 3 broadcasts some programmes in French language, albeit only less than three hours a week.[2]

In the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region, Rai Sudtirol has an own channel which on the rest of the day Rai 3 is broadcast on (Rai 3 is also available 24 hours a day in Italian however).

In Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Rai 3 Bis (TDD Furlanija Julijska Krajina) is a separate channel which broadcast daily from 18:40 hrs a half-hour daily newscast in Slovene language, and other educational and other programs in Slovene.[3][4] In accordance with a bilateral cooperation agreement between Italy and Slovenia, Slovene language programs produced by Rai 3 Bis are also shown on the Slovenian regional television channel TV Koper-Capodistria and on the second national channel (TV Slovenija 2) of state-owned Slovene broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija.


A few shows include:


  1. ^ "Sintesi Mensile 1A" (PDF). Auditel. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ [3] (in Italian and French)
  3. ^ Rai Furlanija Julijska Krajina (in Slovene)
  4. ^ [4] (in Italian)

Further reading

  • Delio De Martino, Per una storia di Raitre. Premessa di Raffaele Nigro, Bari, Levante Editori, 2009, ISBN 978-88-7949-531-8.

External links

  • Official Site (Italian)
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