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RaiPlay to be released from geo-block for Sanremo 2022

Great news for everyone who loves Sanremo!

In an interview with ESC Insight, RAI’s Deputy Director of Events Claudio Fasulo tells that the RaiPlay won’t be geo-blocked during Sanremo 2022, allowing everyone to watch the show live from RAI’s own on-demand service.

“We had a lot of feedback when it was blocked”

In the interview Fasulo admits that RAI has received a lot of feedback, especially during Sanremo, when the service has been geo-blocked. He celebrates that this year everyone will be able to watch the festival through RaiPlay or RAI.it.

I have good news for everybody! I can tell you right now that the Sanremo Festival will not be geo-blocked. We will see it open completely on RAI Play as well as on the RAI Italia channel around the world. We had a lot of feedback when it was blocked. That was not a good choice, so no limitations on Sanremo this year. Everyone will see it on RAI Play and RAI.it.

Claudio Fasulo, Deputy Director of Events

Sanremo Music Festival is arguably one of the most watched and well-loved festivals in the world. In 2021, the final night of the festival was watched by over 10 million people in Italy. This year’s festival will be held between February 1-5 and the winner will be given the chance to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.

Are you excited for Sanremo 2022? Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter, @escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts. As well as YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 contest in Turin!

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Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmö. I'm studying journalism and I love music — you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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