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Radiotelevisione Italiana
Type Spa (State Owned)
Industry Mass media
Genre TV Broadcasting
Predecessor(s) Radiotelevisione Italiana
Founded 10 April 1954
Founder(s) Italian Government
Headquarters Rome (Legal, administrative headquarters and general direction), Italy
Area served Worldwide
Key people Antonio Campo Dall'Orto
(CEO)
Monica Maggioni
(Chairman, RAI trust)
Products Broadcasting, radio, web portals
Services Television
radio
online
Revenue 2.4 billion (2013/14)
Owner(s) Italian public (publicly owned)
Employees 11'635
Website http://http://www.rai.it// (Italy)


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[citation needed] 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.

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.

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