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Rai 1
Rai 1
(until May 2010 known as Rai Uno) is the flagship television channel of Rai, Italy's national public service broadcaster, and the most watched television channel in the country. It is a general interest channel, mainly focused on shows, movies and public service; its direct competitor is Mediaset's Canale 5.


1 Early history 2 Rai 1
Rai 1
HD 3 Directors of Rai 1 4 Current programs

4.1 News 4.2 Documentaries and Culture 4.3 TV Series 4.4 Sports

5 Early programs 6 References 7 External links

Early history[edit] The first set of programming for Rai 1
Rai 1
was almost completely educational with no advertising, except for the popular Carosello. Early shows were meant to teach a common language to a country torn apart by World War II. Shows like Non è mai troppo tardi... were simply shot in a classroom set and meant to help with reconstruction. While televisions were not widely available nor affordable, those who could spend the money on them became community leaders and often invited the neighborhood to visit. Bars and cafés turned from places where men would meet to argue or play cards into miniature cinemas where arguments over what show to watch would break out. Women and children were also more accepted inside the bars, as a result of the lack of men post-war and their need to enter working society. Churches also bought televisions are a means of drawing people to spend time as part of those communities. Rai 1
Rai 1
HD[edit] The channel launched an HDTV 1080i
simulcast in September 2013, available nationwide on satellite, and on DTT in few Italian provinces. Previously, HD programs used to be aired on Rai HD. Directors of Rai 1[edit]

Mimmo Scarano 1976 - 1979 Paolo Valmarana : 1980 Emmanuele Milano 1980 - 1985 Giuseppe Rossini
Giuseppe Rossini
1986 - 1988 Carlo Fuscagni 1989 - 1993 Nadio Delai 1994 - 1994 Brando Giordani 1995 - 1996 Giovanni Tantillo 1996 - 1996 Agostino Saccà 1998 - 2000 Pier Luigi Celli : 2000 Maurizio Beretta 2000 - 2001 Agostino Saccà 2001 - 2002 Fabrizio Del Noce 2002 - 2009 Mauro Mazza 2009 - 2012 Giancarlo Leone 2012 - 2016 Andrea Fabiano 2016 - 2017 Angelo Teodoli: 2017 -

Current programs[edit] News[edit]

TG1, the main news service, directed by Mario Orfeo, produced in HD from 2014 TV7, weekly late-night news program, produced in HD from 2014 Meteo 1, weather bulletin, produced in HD from 2014 Speciale TG1, enquiring program, produced in HD from 2013 Porta a Porta, late-night talk show hosted by Bruno Vespa

Documentaries and Culture[edit]

SuperQuark, hosted by Piero Angela, produced in HD from 2014 Quark Atlante, SuperQuark Saturday afternoon spin-off, focusing on wilderness and adventure Lineablu, focusing on the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
and shores, hosted by Donatella Bianchi, produced in HD from 2012 Linea Verde, focusing on wilderness, agriculture and rural cooking, hosted by Patrizio Roversi and Daniela Ferolla, produced in HD from 2013 Overland World Truck Expedition, adventure and documentary expeditions, produced in HD from 2013 Passaggio a Nord-Ovest, focusing on history and archaeology, hosted by Alberto Angela Cinematografo, focusing on the seventh art, hosted by Rai 1 deputy-controller Gigi Marzullo Rewind – Visioni private, focusing on TV history, hosted by Cinzia Tani Magazzini Einstein, focusing on arts and culture

TV Series[edit]

Il Commissario Montalbano, with Luca Zingaretti, produced in HD since Season 9 Il giovane Montalbano (Spin-off of "Il Commissario Montalbano"), with Michele Riondino
Michele Riondino
and Alessio Vassallo, produced in HD Don Matteo, with Terence Hill, Nino Frassica
Nino Frassica
and Natalie Guetta, produced in HD since Season 7 Un passo dal cielo, with Terence Hill, produced in HD Rossella, historical drama with Gabriella Pession
Gabriella Pession
and Danilo Brugia, produced in HD (currently on hiatus) Il restauratore, with Lando Buzzanca
Lando Buzzanca
and Martina Colombari, produced in HD La narcotici, with Gedeon Burkhard
Gedeon Burkhard
and Raffaella Rea, produced in HD since Season 2 (to be aired in 2014) Fuoriclasse, with Luciana Littizzetto, produced in HD Che Dio ci aiuti, with Elena Sofia Ricci, produced in HD Der letzte Bulle, with Henning Baum
Henning Baum
and Maximilian Grill, produced in HD Provaci ancora prof, with Veronica Pivetti
Veronica Pivetti
and Enzo Decaro, produced in HD since Season 5 Questo nostro amore, historical drama with Anna Valle and Neri Marcoré, produced in HD Una grande famiglia, with Stefania Sandrelli, Gianni Cavina, Alessandro Gassman, and Stefania Rocca, produced in HD Um Himmels Willen, with Fritz Wepper, produced in HD since Season 8 Un caso di coscienza, with Sebastiano Somma and Loredana Cannata, produced in HD since Season 5 Un medico in famiglia, with Lino Banfi, Giulio Scarpati
Giulio Scarpati
and Margot Sikabonyi, produced in HD since Season 6

Sports[edit] Traditionally, Rai 1
Rai 1
broadcasts only two sports, but they are the first and second most followed sports in Italy: football and Formula 1. Rai Uno usually broadcasts all the Italian national football team's matches, as well as the matches from important football competitions such as the World Cup and the European Championship. Starting from 2006, it has bought the rights to UEFA Champions League. In 2012 Mediaset
bought the rights for the Champions League. Rai 1
Rai 1
has always broadcast Formula 1 races (excluding the first half of the 1990s, when the rights were bought by the Mediaset
group) with high shares. Its current rights is expired in 2017. Early programs[edit] Until the autumn 1976/77 season, regular broadcasting was in monochrome (black and white), with very few exceptions (shown in bold). Regular colour broadcasting began during the winter 1976/77 season.

Un due tre... aka 1, 2, 3, satire/variety show starring Raimondo Vianello e Ugo Tognazzi. Considered one of the most influential shows in Italian television history, it was discontinued in 1959 after the duo performed an ironic sketch about then-president of the Republic, Giovanni Gronchi[3] (six seasons, from 19 January 1954 to 2 August 1959). Lascia o raddoppia, one-hour-long game show hosted by Mike Bongiorno (1955–59, on Thursday, at 9:00 PM, except for the first season shown on Saturday night). Primo applauso, early talent show hosted by Enzo Tortora
Enzo Tortora
and Silvana Pampanini. The clap-o-meter was introduced to Italian television during this programme. Magician Silvan and singer Adriano Celentano debuted in Primo Applauso (from 29 April 1956 until December of the same year, Sunday night, 9:00 PM). Telematch, variety/game show hosted by Enzo Tortora
Enzo Tortora
and Silvio Noto (from 6 January 1957 to July 1958, Sunday night at 9:15 PM). La macchina per vivere, health care/educational program about the human body (two seasons, from 31 January 1957, Thursday night at 10:45 PM). Il Musichiere, one-hour-long Italian version of Name That Tune, hosted by Mario Riva
Mario Riva
until his death (1957–60, on Saturday nights at 9:00 PM). Campanile Sera, one-hour-long game show, hosted by Enzo Tortora, Mike Bongiorno and Enza Sampò (1959–61, on Thursday at 9:00 PM). One of the various games on the show, "il gioco dei prezzi", was an early Italian incarnation of The Price Is Right franchise. Studio Uno, Saturday night variety show, hosted mainly by Mina (1961–66, 9:00 PM). L'amico del giaguaro, Saturday night comedy/variety show, hosted by Corrado and starring Gino Bramieri, Marisa Del Frate
Marisa Del Frate
and Raffaele Pisu. Broadcast during 1961, 1962 and 1964 summer seasons, at 9:00 PM. Giocagiò, daytime half-hour-long Italian version of the BBC
children show Play School (1966–70, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 5:00 PM) L'Odissea, eight one hour episodes of a screenplay of Homer's Odyssey, directed by Franco Rossi and starring Bekim Fehmiu
Bekim Fehmiu
as Odysseus
and Irene Papas
Irene Papas
as Penelope. This Italian-German-French-Yugoslavian co-production was broadcast for the first time in Italy
from 24 March 1968, on Sunday night, at 9:05 PM. In colour, but the program was shown in black and white in Italy
the very first time it was aired. Eneide, seven one hour episodes of a screenplay of Virgil's Aeneid, directed by Franco Rossi and starring Giulio Brogi
Giulio Brogi
(Aeneas) and Olga Karlatos (Dido). This Italian-German-French co-production was broadcast for the first time in Italy
from 19 December 1971, on Sundays, at 9:00 PM and in Germany from 5 November 1972. In colour. Le avventure di Pinocchio, five one hour episodes of a screenplay of Collodi's children novel The Adventures of Pinocchio, directed by Luigi Comencini
Luigi Comencini
and starring Nino Manfredi
Nino Manfredi
(Geppetto), Gina Lollobrigida (the Fairy with Turquoise Hair), Franco Franchi
Franco Franchi
(the Cat), Ciccio Ingrassia (the Fox), Vittorio De Sica
Vittorio De Sica
(the Judge) and child actor Andrea Balestri in the main role of Pinocchio. This very successful French-German-Italian coproduction aired for the first time in Italy
on Saturday night from 8 April 1972, at 9:00 PM. The French version is about 40 minutes longer and is divided into 6 episodes. In colour. Fatti e fattacci, variety show, hosted by Gigi Proietti
Gigi Proietti
and Ornella Vanoni, direct by Antonello Falqui (four episodes, from 15 February 1975, Saturday night at 8:40 PM). In colour. Dov'è Anna, drama/giallo miniseries in seven episodes, starring Scilla Gabel
Scilla Gabel
and Mariano Rigillo, broadcast on Tuesday, from 13 January 1976, at 8:45 PM.[4] Albert e l'Uomo Nero (the title, roughly translated, means Albert and the Bogeyman), drama/giallo miniseries in three episodes, starring Nando Gazzolo, Franco Graziosi and then kid Claudio Cinquepalmi in the title role of Albert. Avant-garde soundtrack by Franco Micalizzi. It was perhaps the last successful Italian black and white drama series, aired on 21 March (Sunday), 23 March (Tuesday) and 28 March (Sunday) nights at 8:45 PM.[5] Bontà loro, one-hour-long late night talk show hosted by Maurizio Costanzo, considered by some critics to be the first modern talk show in Italian television (two seasons, from 18 October 1976, Monday night, 10:45 PM). In colour from 1977. Non Stop, one-hour-long comedy consisting of a collage of sketches performed by young and (then) unknown comedians – among these future theatrical actor and director Carlo Verdone
Carlo Verdone
and actors Massimo Troisi and Lello Arena. Broadcast for two seasons (1977-8 and 1978-9), on Thursday night, at 8:40 PM.


^ "Sintesi Mensile 1A" (PDF). Auditel. Retrieved 30 June 2014.  ^ "Frequency look-up". National Broadcasting Corporation. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 21 May 2010.  ^ "Addio a Raimondo Vianello
Raimondo Vianello
Anche il calcio piange" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2010.  ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQwjq08tUU4 An abridgement of the epilogue ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13fa7j13124 A scene from the first episode

External links[edit]

Official Website (in Italian)

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Television in Italy

Terrestrial digital (free)


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Canale 5
Canale 5
( Canale 5
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HD) Italia 1
Italia 1
( Italia 1
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HD) Rete 4 La5 Italia 2 Iris Top Crime Mediaset
Extra Retecapri TgCom24 R101 TV

Discovery Italia

Nove (Nove HD) Real Time DMAX Giallo Focus K2 Frisbee

Cairo Communication

( La7
HD) La7d (La7d HD)

Sky Italia

TV8 Cielo Sky TG24


Paramount Channel Spike VH1

Sony Pictures

Cine Sony Pop

De Agostini

Alpha Super! (50% with Viacom)

Al.ma Media

Alice Marcopolo Case Design Stili Marcopolo Diari

Boing (51% Mediaset, 49% Turner Broadcasting System)

Boing Cartoonito

Scripps Networks

Food Network

Television Broadcasting System

Capri Television Capri Store Capri Fashion Capri Casinò

RTL 102.5 Hit Radio

RTL 102.5 TV Radiofreccia (Radiofreccia HD) Radio Zeta

GEDI Gruppo Editoriale

Deejay TV

Other national channels

TV2000 SuperTennis Sportitalia Top Calcio 24 Top Planet Nuvola61 Radio Italia TV Padre Pio TV France 24

Network of local televisions

7 Gold

Teleshopping and lower national channels

QVC HSE24 Juwelo Winga TV Acqua Play.me Canale Italia Vero Air TV Orler TV Air Italia Linea Italia Italia +

Terrestrial digital (pay)


Satellite television (free)

Tivù Sat

Satellite television (pay) Sky Italia

Sky Italia

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Disney Channels Worldwide

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Comedy Central MTV Nickelodeon Nick Jr.

Turner Broadcasting System

Cartoon Network Boomerang

TV On Demand (free)

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On Demand LA7 On Demand Dplay

TV On Demand (pay)

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