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Rai 5 (pronounced Rai Cinque) is an Italian free-to-air television channel owned by RAI. It was launched on 26 November 2010 replacing Rai Extra. Its programming deals with culture with a particular attention to the arts world, offering documentaries, reportages and highbrow entertainment (music, dance and theater).

Rai 5
Rai 5 - Logo 2017.svg
Launched26 November 2010; 8 years ago (2010-11-26)
Owned byRai
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share0.38% (June 2015, [1])
SloganLa TV in tutti i sensi
Broadcast areaItaly
HeadquartersRome, Italy
ReplacedRai Extra
Sister channel(s)Rai 1
Rai 2
Rai 3
Rai 4
Rai Gulp
Rai Movie
Rai News24
Rai Premium
Rai Scuola
Rai Sport
Rai Storia
Rai Yoyo
Rai Ladinia
Rai Südtirol
Rai Italia
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 23 (SD)
Tivù SatChannel 13 (SD)
Channel 113 (HD)
Streaming media
RaiPlayLive streaming


Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Rai 5 has broadcast since 2011 the semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest where Italy has to vote.


  1. ^ "Sintesi Mensile 1A" (PDF). Auditel. Retrieved 30 June 2014.