RAI TV

  1. Controversial Songs Dropped From Sanremo

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italy's state-owned RAI TV has dropped plans for performances of two historic, yet controversial songs at the 61st edition of the country's flagship Sanremo Festival, which is due to run from Feb. 15 to 19. Its follows protests by a numb ...

  2. 'Father Of Italian TV' Mike Bongiorno Dies

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mike Bongiorno, "the father of Italian television" and a frequent presenter at the country's flagship Sanremo Song Festival, died in Montecarlo today (Sept. 8) of a heart attack. He was 85. Bongiorno was born to Italian immigrant pa ...

  3. Italy's FIMI Hints At Return To Sanremo Festival

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian music industry body FIMI has indicated that its members could return to next year's Sanremo Festival. Billboard.biz has learned that FIMI's directive committee has instructed its president, Al Italian music industry body FIMI has ...

  4. FIMI May Extend Boycott Of Italy's Sanremo

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI has hinted that its members could stay away from the 2005 edition of the country's Sanremo Festival. The festival, which is held in March, has been the key event in the Ital Italian industry body FIMI has hinted tha ...

  5. FIMI May Extend Boycott Of Italy's Sanremo

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI has hinted that its members could stay away from the 2005 edition of the country's Sanremo Festival. The festival, which is held in March, has been the key event in the Ital Italian industry body FIMI has hinted tha ...

  6. Marco Masini Wins Italy's Sanremo Fest

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marco Masini, with the song "Uomo Volante" ("Flying Man"), won the 54th edition of Sanremo Song Festival, traditionally the key event in the Italian music calendar. Marco Masini, with the song "Uomo Volante" ("Fl ...

  7. Marco Masini Wins Italy's Sanremo Fest

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marco Masini, with the song "Uomo Volante" ("Flying Man"), won the 54th edition of Sanremo Song Festival, traditionally the key event in the Italian music calendar. Marco Masini, with the song "Uomo Volante" ("Fl ...