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Rete 4
Rete 4 +1
Rete 4 HD
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Launched January 1982
Owned by Mediaset S.p.a.
Audience share 8.28% (2008, [1])
Country  Italy
Analogue PAL, Normally tuned on channel 4
Digital DVB-T, LCN 4, Where available
Analogue Not available
Digital DVB-S (scrambled in Mediaguard 2 and Nagravision 3 during some events) on Hotbird
SKY Italia Channel 104
MC Cable Channel 206
Cablecom Channel 098
Channel 207 (digital CH-D)

Rete 4 (pronounced Retequattro) is an Italian television station belonging to the Mediaset network. It's an Italian private/commercial TV channel. The news bulletin editor, since foundation in 1992, is a famous Italian journalist named Emilio Fede who is known for his right-wing sympathies, especially in favour of Silvio Berlusconi, main shareholder of Mediaset.


Legal issues

Legality of Rete 4 is disputed: the Europa 7 network acquired in 1999 Rete 4's broadcast licence and frequencies. Despite this, the channel was never on-air on these frequencies because of specific laws passed by the Italian government in what was widely regarded as a blantant conflict of interests: the Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi is in fact the owner of the Mediaset group and, in turn, of Rete 4. These laws were later deemed unconstitutional by the Italian judiciary system. Moreover, the European Court of Justice recently ruled that the Italian broadcasting system does not abide the EU law and therefore Rete 4 should give up its frequencies to Europa 7.[2]

In defiance of all these rulings in favor of Europa 7, Rete 4 is, as of 2009 still broadcasting through its usual frequencies with the acquiescence of the Italian government, still being led by Berlusconi.[3]



TV Series

Note: All are imports from the United States and Canada.


  • La Macchina del Tempo (translation: The Time Machine)
  • Sai xChé? (translation: Do you know why?)
  • Appuntamento con la Storia (translation: Date with history)
  • Solaris
  • Forum

Soap Operas




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