Watching Italian TV online is the best way to find out the latest news, watch thrilling shows, dramas, and premier-level sports. It’s also a great way to improve your language skills. The wide array of content, from talk shows to documentaries, will expose you to a wealth of vocabulary. If you’re learning Italian, you’ll be introduced to a vast range of accents and dialects.

Rai TV

Lots of Italian TV stations broadcast shows via their websites. The biggest station is Rai TV, Italy’s national public network. It broadcasts 3 channels – Rai Uno, Rai Due and Rai Tre (Rai 1, 2 and 3) and a sports and news channel. You can watch documentaries and historical programs on Rai Educational.

Italia 1

This commercial television station targets younger viewers, broadcasting sport, news, cartoons and lots of US TV series like CSI and Nip / Tuck. Videos are available as well.


Telecom Italia Media owns this private television channel. It broadcasts a mix of cultural programs and American shows.

Canale 5

This was Italy’s first private television station. It features news and entertainment programs, such as a number of US series.

Rete 4 (Retequattro)

This station broadcasts mostly entertainment shows, including some from the US.


This 100% online channel takes real-world videos like movie trailers, music videos, inspiring talks, and news and transforms them into one-on-one language learning lessons. A lot of people love learning with TV shows, so this might be something for you.

FluentU lets one engage in Italian culture first-hand by staying current. It is an immersive experience into Italy’s musical, diverse lifestyles and will keep you coming back for more. You’ll make unexpected progress in the real language of love. If you’re Italian or fluent, you can still enjoy it.