All the news about the new RAI contract

All the news about the new RAI contract

With much delay, the new RAI service contract for the next few years is finally available: the “mini-parking” of one MUX and several other trials has been confirmed

It was published two months late in Official Gazette 121 dated 25 May 2024, National service contract between the Ministry of Business and Made in Italy and RAI for the period 2023-2028, approved by the Council of Ministers on 20 March.




There has been much anticipation for the publication of this contract, because it has also been included in some industry-specific industrial policy guidelines Public televisionfor example the famous start date of the standard transmission experiment Second generation digital terrestrial broadcastingnow famous DVB-T2.

DVB-T2: RAI MUX starting in September

In the past few days, unofficially, news of this has emerged RAI has begun the first tests (It was carried out overnight between 27 and 28 May) for transmission via the DVB-T2 system, in light of the final transition to the new technology on August 28.

Now, in the service contract, there is confirmation that RAI will completely convert the MUX B to the new technology September 1, 2024. Since September 1st is a Sunday, it cannot be ruled out that MUX will actually be shut down a few days earlier.




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There is not only DVB-T2 in the new RAI service contract 2023-2028, but also other services New technologies Which RAI pledges to test and develop in the coming years.

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The first is 5G broadcasta technology that allows the transmission of an audio and video signal in a limited area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe territory using i 5G repeaters Not television or use, as stipulated in the new contract Temporary frequencies In the case of covering live events.

Another technology that RAI will be testing in the coming years is just that DVB-Iwhich mainly consists of transmitting audio and video streams OnlineSimilar to live streaming platforms but live and in sync with the radio broadcast.




This technique can also be used as a canopy in areas Where the TV signal is weak or absent: When there is no TV signal, in fact, the DVB-I compatible TV automatically switches to the online signal in a way that is completely transparent to the user, who does not notice anything.

Finally, the new RAI service contract for 2023-2028 provides for further trials of the technology hptfthat is Hybrid TV With additional content, it is broadcast over the Internet and can be viewed by pressing a button on the remote control while watching a channel broadcast on the radio.

RAI contract: continues on Tivùsat

Finally, RAI’s new service contract for the years 2023-2028 also states “Technological neutrality“, which is the term for RAI He will not prefer any technology particularly among those commercially available (hence the tests were excluded).




In practice, this will mean that RAI will continue to broadcast the same content across both DTT And via satellite platform Typhosate. As well as online via live broadcast of channels on RaiPlay.

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