Rai Italia Nord America
Rai Italia Nord America is a generalist television channel available in North America. It is owned by Italian public broadcasting company Radiotelevisione italiana – commonly referred to as RAI. International network Rai Italia was launched in 1992, and its North American feed is targeted at Italian expatriates in Canada, USA and Mexico.
Rai Italia Nord America’s programming includes original content from its sister channels in Italy. It has also aired the Italian Serie A live and as delayed broadcasts on weekends for many years in the past. However, broadcast rights from the parent company have not all been automatically inherited by the channel, due to restrictions by territory.
Many TV providers in North America offer Rai Italia as part of their packages’ line-ups. Below are the channel numbers for satellite, cable or IPTV users by region:
Rai Italia channel numbers in Canada
- Bell TV and Bell Fibe TV: Channel 701
- Optik TV: Channel 2653
- Rogers Cable: Channel 794
- Shaw Cable: Channel 506
- Shaw Direct: Channel 802
- Vidéotron: Channel 247
Rai Italia channel numbers in USA
- AT&T U-verse: Channel 3802
- Optimum: Channel 279
- Verizon Fios: Channel 1790
Rai Italia channel numbers in Mexico
- Sky México: Channel 281
While these TV providers may operate streaming platforms for their subscribers to watch their channels on the go, viewers of Rai Italia in Canada and USA may also choose to stream the network live via partner OTT service fuboTV. The latter carries out all of Rai Italia Nord America’s content on its various applications for the web, smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.