Rai Sport is an Italian sports TV channel, launched in 1999 by the state-owned RAI television network. It broadcast Italian and international sports events in Italy on DTT channel 57 on Mux Rai 2. It is also available on Sky Italia. On 18 May 2010 a sister channel, Rai Sport 2 was launched. However the channel closed on 5 February 2017. Rai Sport + HD launched on 14 September 2015, reviving the Rai Sport + name that was used from 2009 to 2010.