Rai News24

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Rai News 24
RAI News24 2013.svg
Launched April 26, 1999
April 29, 2017 (Canada)
Closed April 29, 2017 (Worldwide)
Owned by Rai
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Audience share 0.53% (July 2016, [1])
Slogan All news. All new.
Country Italy
Language Italian
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Formerly called RaiNews 24 (1999–2010)
Rai News (2010–2013)
Website www.rainews.it
Digital LCN 48
Hotbird TBA
Astra 19.2°E TBA
Sky (Italy) Channel 508
Cyfra+ (Poland) Channel TBA
Dish Network (USA) Channel TBA
CanalDigitaal (Netherlands) Channel TBA
Cablecom (Switzerland) Channel TBA
Channel TBA (digital CH-D)
MC Cable (Monaco) Channel TBA
Naxoo (Switzerland) Channel TBA
Numericable (France) Channel TBA
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 795
NOS (Portugal) Channel TBA
TV di FASTWEB Channel 82
Alice Home TV Channel 506
Infostrada TV Channel 506
Bell Fibe TV
Channel 702
Streaming media
RaiPlay Live Streaming
Sling TV Channel TBA
Logo from 2006-2010

Rai News 24 is Italy's first non-stop news and information channel, broadcast on digital terrestrial television in Italy and via satellite around Europe and North America. It is also the only Italian news channel to broadcast live 24/7 (other channels rebroadcast programmes between 1 and 6 AM).


RaiNews 24 screen capture, 1999

This public all-news channel was created on April 26, 1999 thanks to a Service Contract between the Italian public television network RAI and the Italian Minister of Communications. It started broadcasting at 6am.

The news channel experiments with an innovative model that combines television, internet and digital technologies. The choice of a multi-screen format, widespread use of video conference connections with correspondents and experts, was significant. The research of the separation from narration of the news and opinions about them is one of the strongest points of this channel. Often, videos are broadcast without commentary, and only some subtitles; so as to not bias the viewer.

In the last two months of 2005 the channel has realized various scoops about the Iraq war, knowing about the use of particular arms like white phosphorus or napalm from the American armed forces and the behaviour in war of some Italian soldiers in Nassiriya. From November 2006, when the Italian journalist Corradino Mineo became chief of the television, the channel use a new graphic, similar to BBC World News, changing its old graphic which was similar to Bloomberg Television. Today the channel is seen in 24 hours from 5.9% of people in the news at 8 pm is followed by 1 million of people. In March 2012 the study will change after the change took place in December 2011 graphics it all happened due to the rapid increase in public. Mineo will be substituted within February 2013 because he launched his bid in Italian general election.[2]

On February 24, 2013 at 7:00 am, the channel has resumed its old name Rai News24, at the same time adopting a new newsroom[3] and a graphical slightly modified: the bumpers and graphics of the network have been updated with the new logo.[4][5]

On September 27, 2015 at 5:15am, the channel has adopted a new newsroom which is generally all white and improved the graphics design.

On July 11, 2016, the channel has adopted another change in graphics. The logo has changed into a blue box as-well the bottom half of the screen at possibly 5:15am CET, and the clock is now blue at 5:30am CET. The headlines (blue bar) appear to be in a smaller size. At the right of it, there is a small orange box, featuring stock markets.

On 4 January 2017, the channel started broadcasting in HD. It also adopted new format for showing logo: it is now seen on the upper left of the screen, while before is on the upper right.

In October 2016, it was announced the channel will be closed on 29 April 2017. in Italy and via satellite around Europe and North America. The decision was taken because the business is no longer seen as economically viable as a result of increased competition.


To receive the live contents of this news channel 24 hours a day with a half-hour block, which is 15 minutes of news bulletins, 13 minutes of journalistic close examinations about actuality, economy or general news and 2 minutes of national weather, it needs the satellite (reception from Hotbird 13° East and Astra 19.2° East) or DVB-T receiver (reception only in Italy); Rai News is available also on IPTV (only in Italy), on Rai 3 from 2 am to 7 am and on Rai 1 from 5.15am to 6am and also via internet streaming internationally. It is also available via Sling TV in the United States. The streaming internet service uses the proprietary format WMV. To reduce the number of bits needed to the coding of the signal, the screen was divided in some windows and the moving signal occupies less than half total pixels, while the other parts of the screen contained what time is in that moment, the titles of the main news, the internet sites where you can deepen the various news and the logo of the program on air in that moment.

Directors of Rai News[edit]

  • Roberto Morrione (from 1999 to 2006)[6]
  • Corradino Mineo (from 2006 to 2013)[7]
  • Monica Maggioni (from 2013 to 2016)[8]
  • Antonio di Bella (from 2016)[9]


Every half-hour, RaiNews24 provides full comprehensive updates with a 15-minute news bulletin, preceded by a national weather forecast.

Other shows:

  • News da 15' (Monday-Saturday at 11:00pm)
  • Economia24 - heading on the economy.
  • Oggi in prima - press review of national and international newspapers, in the second part of the review are made to see the local newspapers.
  • Americhe - Airs at 22:30 (Monday-Friday during the half-hour, about 12 minutes)
  • Sport24 - Airs at 12:30 and 20:30 (about 20 minutes)
  • Studio24 - Airs at 10:15 and replay at 13:30 (Monday-Friday)
  • Telegram - Airs at 18:00 (15 minutes)


  • Josephine Alessio
  • Valentina Antonello
  • Serena Scorzoni
  • Emanuele Bonchino
  • Renata Petillo
  • Carlotta Macerollo
  • Annalisa Fantilli
  • Marisa Adinolfi[10]
  • Isabella Romano[11]
  • Andrea Gerli
  • Iman Sabbah[12]
  • Giancarlo Usai
  • Rino Pellino (RAI Correspondent for Berlin)[13]
  • Emma Farnè[14]
  • Daiana Paoli

Editions and Presenters[edit]

Morning Edition (5am - 12:30pm)[edit]

  • Pierfrancesco Pensosi [15]
  • Carlotta Macerollo (weekend edition from 5:00 to 6:30am) [16]
  • Paolo Cappelli [17]
  • Valentina Antonello [18]
  • Laura Squillaci
  • Giorgia Cardinaletti [19]
  • Maria Grazia Abbate

Afternoon Edition (12:30pm - 5:30pm)[edit]

  • Mario Forenza
  • Andrea Gerli
  • Lorenzo di Las Plassas
  • Laura Tangherlini [20]
  • Barbara Di Fresco
  • Serena Scorzoni [21]

Evening Edition (7pm - 12:30am)[edit]

  • Emanuela Bonchino [22]
  • Daiana Paoli [23]
  • Sabrina Bellomo [24]
  • Giancarlo Usai [25]
  • Roberta Rizzo [26]
  • Giuseppina Testoni [27]

Night Edition (12:30am - 5am)[edit]

  • Renata Petillo [28]
  • Annalisa Fantilli [29]
  • Josephine Alessio [30]
  • Pierfrancesco Pensosi
  • Massimiliano Melilli [31]
  • Maria Buono
  • Giovanni Orlando[32]

Press Review[edit]

This is also known as "Rassegna Stampa" in the Italian language. This is done late at night around 11:15pm CET and continues till about 11:50pm CET and then it moves to "Headlines" from around the world. At 00:00am (12am) CET, they do a full press review of going over the headlines that will appear in the Italy's newspapers. After the 00:00am hour, they do a 5-minute press review which mainly focus on the national newspapers. The summer editions of press review are well shorter as they do a quick 5 minutes during the 00:00am CET hour. In the world press review (known as Nel Mondo in Italian language) is done during the second half of the 7am hour at 7:45am CET. They do a press review at 7am, 8:30am and 9:30am. Weekends editions happen at 7:30am.

  • Night: Emanuela Bonchino, Sabrina Bellomo, Daiana Paoli
  • Morning: Roberto Vicaretti
  • World: Paolo Cappelli, Saji Assi, Giovanna Antonelli
  • Additional: Andrea Gerli, Giancarlo Usai, Giuseppina Testoni, Renata Petillo, Josephine Alessio, Annalisa Fantilli, Pierfrancesco Pensosi, Carlotta Macerollo, Giovanni Orlando, Massimiliano Melilli, Veronica Fernandes, Giorgia Cardinaletti, Maria Grazia Abbate, Maria Buono

Programs Conductors[edit]

News from CCISS Travel Information[edit]

The program is also known as "Notizie dal CCISS Viaggiare Informati" in the Italian language. This airs throughout the day on Rai News 24 with the Italian traffic updates. It doesn't have any exactly time to broadcast.

  • Roberta Di Mauro[33]
  • Rossella Diaco[34]
  • Stefania Lastella[35]

The Economy[edit]

This is also known as "L'Economia" in the Italian language. This is done at 5:30pm CET and then after the show is over, it switches back to the news. This program talks a lot about economies such as stock markets and a few other things


This covers a wide range of news from local, national and sports. This airs right after The Economy program at 6pm (18:00) CET.

  • Antonio di Bella
  • Veronica Fernandes (17:45pm CET)


This shows covers all sports that are happening around the world. It also bring in guests to talk about the topic of a sport headline. This show started early March 2015 and it airs at 12:30 and 20:30. Each of these broadcast/programing of this show airs for about 20 minutes.

  • Alberto Gioffreda (12:30pm)[39]
  • Arianna Secondini (12:30pm)[40]
  • Giorgia Cardinaletti (12:30pm)
  • Veronica Fernandes (12:30pm)
  • Maria Grazia Abbate (12:30pm)
  • Andrea Gerli (12:30pm)
  • Emilio Fuccillo (8:30pm)[41]
  • Giancarlo Usai (8:30pm)
  • Roberta Rizzo (8:30pm)
  • Annalisa Fantilli (8:30pm)

Studio 24[edit]

According to @RaiStudio24 Twitter's page, it state that the show focus on "The political deepening of Rainews24."[42] This airs at 10:15am CET each morning and replays in the afternoon at 13:30pm CET.

  • Roberto Vicaretti
  • Iman Sabbah

Newsroom Italia[edit]


Monday Sport[edit]



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  10. ^ "Riccione: premio Ilaria Alpi, ecco i finalisti". Romagna Oggi IT. 
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  12. ^ "Incontro con Iman Sabbah, giornalista Rai News 24". Liceocapece Gov IT. 
  13. ^ "Gespräch mit Rino Pellino". Sz University - Erlangen Dutch. 
  14. ^ "#istanbul #uskudar la folla si arrampica sui carri armati per bloccarli @RaiNews @giancarlousai #golpeTurchia". Twitter. 
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  16. ^ "Roberto #Saviano sorridente @SalonedelLibro @fabiocappellik @RaiNews @visionidifuturo". Twitter. 
  17. ^ "Tre domande a…Paolo Cappelli". Correrependsando. 
  18. ^ "#speciale elezioni amministrative .rainews24 dalle 23". Twitter. 
  19. ^ "Seguite la diretta su @RaiNews con @RobVicaretti, ospiti e collegamenti da tutto il mondo #Brexit". Twitter. 
  20. ^ "Kakuma, Kenya. Vivere in un campo profughi". Twitter. 
  21. ^ "Bimbo @rai @RaiNews piccoli talenti". Twitter. 
  22. ^ ""Money can't buy life", 35 anni senza Bob Marley". Twitter. 
  23. ^ "Da stasera Tg e rassegna Rainews in matita #JeSuisCharlie". Twitter. 
  24. ^ "New studio. Da domani". Twitter. 
  25. ^ "La redazione". Info Regioni IT. 
  26. ^ "La redazione". Info Regioni IT. 
  27. ^ "@GIUSTESTONI allora cambio il titolo della tua discussione nel forum? :-)". Twitter. 
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  29. ^ "Vrooom e il pericolo cellulari quando si guida". Twitter. 
  30. ^ ""l'informazione non conosce tregua" la giornalista @j_alessio spiega la "notte" di". Twitter. 
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  33. ^ "People Named Roberta Di Mauro". Pipl. 
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  35. ^ "Stefania Lastella del CCISS è una sosia di Vulvia #tgr #lazio #traffico". Twitter. 
  36. ^ "@fabrizioangeli ieri a Nicosia per il direttivo della BCE, attendendo Mario Draghi, per @RaiNews". Twitter. 
  37. ^ "Giuliana Palmiotta, RaiNews 24". Flickr. 
  38. ^ "#schifosiassassini @PietroGrasso E' morta la donna aggredita e data alle fiamme a Lucca @RaiNews". Twitter. 
  39. ^ "#Heysel, 30 anni la strage nella finale tra #Juventus e #Liverpool". Google Plus. 
  40. ^ "La Rai e il mondiale di Vail-Beaver Creek 2015". Fantaski IT. 
  41. ^ "Presentazione del piano editoriale #rainews #rainews24". Twitter. 
  42. ^ "L'approfondimento politico di Rainews24 sul ch48 del digitale terrestre condotto da Roberto Vicaretti dalle 10.15 alle 11 dal lunedi al venerdi". Twitter. 

External links[edit]

Media related to RaiNews24 at Wikimedia Commons