Rai 2

Rai 2
Launched 4 November 1961
Owned by Rai
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV, selected events)
Audience share 6.85% (May 2014, [1])
Country Italy
Language Italian
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Formerly called Secondo Programma (1961–1975)
Rete 2 (1975–1982)
Rai Due (1982–2012)
Website www.raidue.rai.it
Digital Channel 2 (SD)
Channel 502 (HD)
Digital DVB-S (scrambled in Mediaguard during some events) on Hotbird, Astra and Atlantic Bird
Sky Italia Channels 102 and 5002
NOVA Greece Channel 855
MC Cable Channel 202
Com Hem Channel 213
Cablecom Channel 094
Channel 203 (digital CH-D)
Numericable Channel 77
DNA Oy Channel 376
Streaming media
Rai.tv Live Streaming
Yalp.alice.it Live Streaming
Logo used from 1999–2012

Rai 2 is one of the three main television channels broadcast by Italian public television company RAI alongside Rai 1 and Rai 3. Rai 2 first started broadcasting on 4 November 1961. In the eighties it was known for its political affiliation to the Italian Socialist Party; in recent years it has shifted its focus toward talk shows, reality television and infotainment.

The channel is scheduled to start HDTV broadcasting by the end of September 2013.


A few programmes include:


Kids Block

Not longer aired programs

Until the 1975–1976 season regular broadcasting was monochrome, with very few exceptions. Since the 1976 summer season, then called Rete 2 began airing some new shows in colour, then beginning semi-regular colour broadcasting during the autumn season (a few hours a week). Rai 1 followed its "sister network" a few months later. Eventually, regular broadcasting in colour began on 1 February 1977.


  1. "Sintesi Mensile 1A" (PDF). Auditel. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. http://www.eurojump.com/content/ventimilioni-il-gioved%C3%AC-di-mike (Italian)
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnBmyzkAPHQ
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knc8aUslmDw The "opening theme" of the show, titled "La Marcia degli Incazzati" (Pissed Off Guys' March)
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