Hotbird 13°E – Rai covers UEFA Euro 2016 FTA in Italy

February 19, 2016 • Tags: #liveonsatfootball

According to, Italian state broadcaster Rai, which is available as free-to-air TV, has agreed with Sky Italia a share of TV and media rights to the UEFA Euro 2016.

Antonio Campo Dall’Orto, the general director of Rai, has said in his statement: “We have closed the deal for the next European Championship and we will have total 27 matches exclusively in clear.”

Sky Italia will broadcast all 51 matches, but Rai’s 27 include those of Italian national team. Italy’s “championship tour” starts on June 13 against Belgium and it is underlined as the most important match in the group stage.

Together with UEFA Euro 2016 Rai has also secured exclusive rights for summer Olympic Games 2016 which will take place in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

For satellite TV users Rai channels are all available via HotBird 13°E satellite position and are great free sport source almoust every day. 

Rai Sport Italia

Rai Sport channels are launched in 1999 by the state-owned RAI television network and both cover a huge range of sports and sports tournaments.

Rai Sport 1 and 2 are created with a purpose to popularize sport arts like volleyball, basketball and waterpolo.

Rai Sport 1 and RAi Sport 2 are available as a free-to-air channels via Hotbird 13°E satellite position on frequency 11804 H with symbol rate 27500 and FEC correction 2/3.