RAI – Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A. (pronounced [?rai ?radjotelevi?zjo?ne ita?lja?na]; commercially styled Rai; 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%.[better source needed]
RAI’s broadcasts are also received in neighboring countries, including Albania, Croatia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Slovenia, Vatican City, Switzerland, and Tunisia, and elsewhere on cable and satellite.
In 1950, RAI became one of the 23 founding broadcasting organizations of the European Broadcasting Union.
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QC – Quality control
Audiovisual quality controlIn the era of digital media files, quality control is a key activity in the production process and public communication of audiovisual content. RAI Research and Technological Innovation Center is...
IP - based Systems and Technologies for Television Production
This programme deals with the experimentation of new IP technologies (networks, protocols, standards, equipment) in the area of television production, and particularly for studio applications.