Rai 2 (until May 2010 known as Rai Due) is the second public television channel broadcast by Italian state-owned broadcaster RAI. Rai 2 first started broadcasting on 4 November 1961. In the eighties it was known for its political affiliation to the Italian Socialist Party; in recent years it has shifted its focus towards the youth with the airing of talk shows, reality television, drama series, sitcoms and infotainment.
The channel launched its own HD feed by late-September 2013 on pay television. The feed entered on DTT in September 2016.