|Launched||15 December 1979|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Audience share||7.08% (May 2014, )|
|Formerly called||Rete 3 (1979-1982)|
Rai Tre (1982–2010)
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 3 (SD)|
Channel 503 (HD)
|Sky Italia||Channel 103|
|NOVA Greece||Channel 856|
|MC Cable||Channel 203|
|Ziggo||TV Italiana Ziggo App|
|Kabel Deutschland (Germany)||Channel 868 (SD)|
|Nowo (Portugal)||Channel 79|
|A1 TV (Austria)||Channel 103 (SD) Channel 300 (city hall)|
|Telekom Entertain (Germany)||Channel 383 (SD) |
Channel 950 (HD)
Rai 3 (until May 2010 known as Rai Tre) is an Italian free-to-air television channel owned by State broadcaster RAI. It was launched on 15 December 1979 and its programming is centred towards cultural and regional programming. It has always been considered the most left-leaning channel of Italian public television.
Foreign language programming
In Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Rai 3 Bis (TDD Furlanija Julijska Krajina) is a separate channel which broadcast daily from 18:40 with a half-hour daily newscast in Slovene language, and other shows in Slovene. In accordance with a bilateral cooperation agreement between Italy and Slovenia, Slovene-language shows produced by Rai 3 Bis are also aired on the Slovenian regional television channel TV Koper-Capodistria and on State-owned TV Slovenija 2.
A few shows include:
- TG3, Rai 3 main news service directed by Luca Mazzà
- TGR (Regional news service, directed by Vincenzo Morgante)
- Che tempo che fa
- Chi l'ha Visto?
- Vieni via con me
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch
- Law & Order
- Desperate Housewives
- The Defenders
- The Spaghetti Family
- "Sintesi Mensile di Trieste la radiotelevisvi é Sintesi Mensile 1A" (PDF). Auditel. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
-  (in Italian and French)
- Rai Furlanija Julijska Krajina (in Slovene)
-  (in Italian)
- Delio De Martino, Per una storia di Raitre. Premessa di Raffaele Nigro, Bari, Levante Editori, 2009, ISBN 978-88-7949-531-8.