|Launched||15 December 1979|
|Picture format||576i (PAL) 16:9
|Audience share||7.08% (May 2014, )|
|Formerly called||Rete 3 (1979–1982)
Rai Tre (1982–2010)
|Digital||Channel 3 (SD)
Channel 503 (HD)
|Digital||DVB-S (scrambled in Mediaguard during some events) on Hotbird, Astra and Atlantic Bird|
|Sky Italia||Channel 103|
|NOVA Greece||Channel 856|
|MC Cable||Channel 203|
Channel 204 (digital CH-D)
|Ziggo||TV Italiana Ziggo App|
|Kabel Deutschland (Germany)||Channel 868 (SD)|
|A1 TV (Austria)||Channel 103 (SD)|
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. It has always been considered the most left-leaning channel of Italian public television.
Rai 3 HD
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 educational and other programs in Slovene. 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:
- 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
- Delio De Martino, Per una storia di Raitre. Premessa di Raffaele Nigro, Bari, Levante Editori, 2009, ISBN 978-88-7949-531-8.
- Official Site (in Italian)