Italy: Rai channels now all HD

Viewers in Italy using the Tivùsat TV platform that broadcasts from Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD neighbourhood can now watch a full line-up of HD channels from Rai.

Tivùsat was set up to ensure that everyone in Italy has access to free digital TV. By reaching all areas of Italian territory, viewers can access all national DTT channels and a diverse line up of national and international channels. Tivùsat’s full line-up now comprises over 100 channels, of which 24 in HD and 80 in Standard Digital, plus 33 radio stations. A total of 2.9 million Tivùsat smartcards have been activated.

Renato Farina, CEO of Eutelsat Italy, said: “Ensuring that all Italian TV homes can access the highest signal quality is a priority for Eutelsat. We are delighted to be part of the effort to accelerate Tivùsat’s HD offer and to take part in other exceptional ventures such as the documentary Tonight at St Peter’s that was produced by Rai in Ultra HD and broadcast to Tivùsat homes on December 27th.”

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