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Eutelsat completes Rai HD channel line-up for TivùSat

Eutelsat HQ ParisSatellite operator Eutelsat has begun broadcasting an additional five channels in HD from public broadcaster Rai for the TivùSat Italian free-to-air satellite platform.

The addition of Rai YoYo, Rai School, Rai Gulp, Rai Storia and Rai News24 means that all 13 Rai channels are now available in HD.

The launch of the services was completed by Eutelsat in partnership with Rai Way, which operates the signal transmission and broadcasting network for Italy’s national public broadcaster.

Tivùsat’s full line-up now comprises over 100 channels, of which 24 in HD and 80 in Standard Digital, plus 33 radio stations. A total of 2.9 million Tivùsat smartcards have been activated.

Renato Farina, CEO of Eutelsat Italy, said: “Ensuring that all Italian TV homes can access the highest signal quality is a priority for Eutelsat. We are delighted to be part of the effort to accelerate Tivùsat’s HD offer and to take part in other exceptional ventures such as the documentary Tonight at St Peter’s that was produced by Rai in Ultra HD and broadcast to Tivùsat homes on 27 December.”