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Logo TG2.jpg
TG2 intro used until 2010
Starring See Presenters section
Country of origin Italy
Original language(s) Italian
No. of episodes N/A
Running time generally 30 minutes
Original channel Rai 2
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release November 1961 – present
External links
[ Website]

TG2 (TeleGiornale 2) is the brand for the news programmes of Rai 2, the Italian state-owned television channel. The programmes are shown several times throughout the day — domestically on Rai Due, and across Europe, Africa, Americas, Asia and Australasia on Raitalia. It was launched in 1961 as Telegiornale del Secondo Programma before adopting its current name in 1976.

Editor and political leanings[edit]

The editor-in-chief of the programmes is Mario De Scalzi (caretaker). Originally TG2 was born politically near to the Italian Communist Party (PCI) and the Italian Socialist Party (PSI)).

Programme format[edit]

The programmes are generally presented by a single newsreader but with additional newsreaders for sports features. Most items are pre-recorded reports and are generally followed by a correspondent reporting live from the scene of the report.

It uses a one-line red scrolling news ticker which features breaking news.

Daily programme[edit]

Name Description
TG2 Non Solo Soldi
TG2 10 Minuti
TG2 Costume e Società fashion and styles
TG2 Dossier
TG2 Dossier Storie
TG2 Neon Cinema film
TG2 Neon Libri literature
TG2 Medicina 33 health
TG2 Non Solo Nero
Meteo 2 weather forecast with data provided by Aeronautica Militare (the Italian Air Force)
TG2 Salute health
TG2 Mizar
TG2 Sì Viaggiare travel
TG2 Eat Parade cooking
TG2 Mistrà
TG2 Motori automobiles
TG2 Chip consumer technology
TG2 Net


  • TG2 Mattina — broadcast Monday through Friday at 10:00 (runtime: 60 minutes); Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 and again at 9:00; runtime: 60 minutes.
  • TG2 Giorno — broadcast daily at 13:00.
  • TG2 Flash L.I.S. — broadcast Monday through Friday at 17:45; Saturday and Sunday at 10:30; runtime: 5 minutes, in Italian Sign Language).
  • TG2 18:00 — broadcast Saturday and Sunday at 18:00; runtime: 5 minutes.
  • TG2 18:15 — broadcast Monday through Friday at 18:15; runtime: 30 minutes.
  • TG2 20:30 — broadcast daily at 20:30; runtime: 30 minutes.
  • TG2 Notte — broadcast daily at night (between 22.30 and 23.50 from Monday to Friday; between 0.00 and 01.35 Saturday and Sunday); runtime: 12 – 15 minutes.


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  •, official website (in Italian language)