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Last Minute Deal Saves Serie A on RAI International

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Just five days before the start of the Italian soccer championship, Serie A fans outside Italy can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Their beloved calcio will be broadcast by RAI. After learning from Italian newspaper Repubblica that RAI had failed to renew international broadcast rights for soccer, thousands of customers protested against the television station, threatening to cancel their paid subscription. Various media outlets now are reporting that RAI has reached a one-year deal with media company MP & Silva, which holds rights to broadcast Serie A internationally through 2015. To reach a deal, MP & Silva “made a ...

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RAI Drops Serie A Rights Abroad, ‘Giostra del Gol’ On the Line

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Tens of thousands of Italians abroad who depended on RAI to keep up with their favorite Italian soccer team might soon have to find alternative sources for all calcio-related news.

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Fishing Crisis and Sustainability – Sicilian Region Comes to Boston

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A report for RAI International's "Italia Chiama Italia" highlighting the arrival in Boston of a delegation from the southern Italian region of Sicily.

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Help Save “Italia Chiama Italia”

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In an attempt to save money, RAI is cutting vital community programs such as "Italia Chiama Italia," which represent one of the last programs dedicated to Italians abroad.

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Zucchero: Interview for RAI Italia

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Interview with Adelmo “Zucchero” Fornaciari, just before his Boston show on Oct. 29, 2011, at the Berklee Performance Center. Aired on RAI International’s Italia Chiama Italia on Nov. 3, 2011. From Boston by STEFANO SALIMBENI Filmed by GIANNI GALLO Edited by LUIS GONCALVES Video in Italian.

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Madonna di Prata Celebration in Providence

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Every year the Italian American community of Providence, Rhode Island, celebrates the Madonna di Prata.

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Giovanni Pascoli Event at Boston Public Library

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On Monday, October 17, 2011, Boston Public Library held an event showcasing "Giovanni Pascoli. Last Voyage: Selected Poems," a collection of poems translated by Deborah Brown, Richard Jackson and Susan Thomas.

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Celebrating Columbus Day in Boston (Video in Italian)

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RAI International held a live call via Skype with Boston correspondent Stefano Salimbeni on Tuesday, October 11.

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Creating Bridges Between Sicily and Lawrence

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Report for RAI International Television about the Feast of Three Saints in Lawrence and the strengthening ties between the northern Massachusetts city and the town of Nicolosi, in Sicily, from where many immigrants to Lawrence originally moved to. Nicolosi and Sicilian dignitaries were brought to Lawrence for the occasion thanks to the work of Francesco Daniele and Giovanni Bonomo (Federazione Siciliana del Massachusetts), Giuseppe Mazzaglia (Assessore for the Nicolositi nel Mondo) and the city of Nicolosi.

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Italian Life Expo in Portland, Maine

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Last month, New Englanders didn't need a passport to enjoy the Italian good life. A report on Portland, Maine's first-ever Italian Life Expo.

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Italian Sister City Extends Helping Hand to Tornado-Ravaged Springfield

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Video aired on RAI's Italia Chiama Italia on Thursday, June 23.

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Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana 2011

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This year's Festa della Repubblica at the Christopher Columbus Park was particularly special, given the concurrent 150th anniversary of Italy's Unification.

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