TV, RAI ready for the switch-off on 20 October

TV, RAI ready for the switch-off on 20 October
TV, RAI ready for the switch-off on 20 October

Last July, the government decided to postpone the switch-off of digital terrestrial, inviting television broadcasters to switch from October to the MPEG 4 standard, compatible with most TVs currently in use.

On October 20, RAI will also kick off what many have defined as a real revolution for television and, as we learn from Digital-News, in the past few hours it has started broadcasting a short video spot with which it announces this important news, explaining to users what they will have to do next month so as not to be caught unprepared.

RAI TV channels are preparing to switch to the MPEG4 standard

This is the message of the new video spot broadcast by RAI:

“Television is changing across Europe. From 20 October, televisions or decoders that do not receive high definition HD channels will be able to temporarily continue to receive Rai 1, Rai 2, Rai 3, Rai News 24. To receive the other Rai channels it will be necessary to have a television or a decoder in high HD definition. All televisions and decoders will still need to be retuned. For information on facilitations for the replacement of televisions and decoders, consult the website “.

In practice, with the exception of the three main channels, namely Rai 1, Rai 2 and Rai 3 and for the one dedicated to information h24 (Rai News 24), all RAI programming will pass under the new standard.

The Government reminds users that, after having performed the re-tuning, in the event that they do not view the programs they will have to equip themselves with compatible decoders or television sets and to this end the Ministry of Economic Development facilitates the purchase of new products with the Bonus TV-Decoder and the TV Scrapping Bonus (here you will find our guide with all the information to take advantage of this initiative).

Are you ready for the television revolution?

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