Italy's Matteo Renzi wants to shake up broadcaster Rai

Italy’s cabinet on Thursday began examining a corporate makeover of the country’s public television service Rai, with the aim of curbing political interference and innovating cultural output. The reform would see Rai Uno, Due and Tre (One, Two and Three) swap their political associations for identities based on content. In the past Rai Uno was linked to the Christian Democrats, Due to socialists and Tre to communists. While under the new set-up Rai Uno would be a generalist channel, Rai Due would be devoted to innovation and Rai Tre to culture — and Renzi hopes the latter would be advertising free.

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