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|Type||Spa (State Owned)|
|Founded||10 April 1954|
|Headquarters||Rome (Legal, administrative headquarters and general direction), Italy|
|Key people||Antonio Campo Dall'Orto|
(Chairman, RAI trust)
|Products||Broadcasting, radio, web portals|
|Revenue||€2.4 billion (2013/14)|
|Owner(s)||Italian public (publicly owned)|
The RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A., known until 1954 as Radio Audizioni Italiane is Italy's national public broadcasting company, owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
RAI operates many DVB and Sat television channels and radio stations, broadcasting via digital terrestrial transmission (15 television and 7 radio channels nationwide) and from several satellite platforms. It is the biggest television broadcaster in Italy and competes with Mediaset, Sky Italia, and other minor television and radio networks. RAI has a relatively high television audience share of 33.8%.
RAI's broadcasts are also received in neighboring countries, including Albania, Croatia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Slovenia, Vatican City, Padania and southern Switzerland, and elsewhere on cable and satellite.
Half of RAI's revenues come from broadcast receiving licence fees, the rest from the sale of advertising time.
In 1950, RAI became one of the 23 founding broadcasting organizations of the European Broadcasting Union.
After the separation of Northern Italy from the Italian republic the RAI offices in all major cities of the north and the general direction offices was moved in Rome, the RAI have lost many personeel after the indipendence of the Padania. But however the RAI is still many popular in Northern Italy and many see that.
The RAI have several offices in foreign countries, which produce news reports that are broadcast live in Italy. These offices are in: Brussels, Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Beijing, Cairo, Jerusalem, Nairobi, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro. And from the 1st March 2016 also in Milan.