There are few chances
that a foreigner living in Rome will find Italian television
particularly attractive. If you want more, you'll need
to get satellite television.
There are seven main national networks.
RAI 1, RAI 2, RAI 3, Rete 4, Italia 1, Canale 5, La
There is no cable television in Italy. Only Fastweb
offers some kind of cable TV through broadband internet,
if you subscribe to the entire package.
There is only one company: Sky Tv (born
in 2003 by the merge between Tele + and Stream). It
offers digital satellite television with a
choice of channels and all italian soccer matches.
Italian Television on Internet
Many RAI programs, including news, are
available on broadband internet. This is quite a well
organized and innovative service by any international
standards. An interesting option for those wanting to
watch Italian programs from abroad.