|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channels||Rai 1|
|Launched||26 November 2010|
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 23 (SD)|
|UPC Switzerland||Channel 9 (Tessin)|
Channel 509 (Romandy and Deutschswizz)
|Tivù Sat||Channel 13 (SD)|
Channel 113 (HD)
Rai 5 (pronounced Rai Cinque) is an Italian free-to-air television channel owned by RAI. 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).
Eurovision Song Contest
Rai 5 has broadcast from 2011 until 2013 the semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest where Italy has to vote.