Founded in 1996, the Italian Camera dei deputati chain broadcasts television debates from the Chamber of Deputies live from the transalpine Montecitorio palace in Rome.
A true tool of democracy, the parliamentary channel presents a fascinating and varied mix of live coverage of parliamentary sessions and debates on topics as diverse as justice, finance, social or cultural matters crucial to the future of the country. As a viewer of this channel, you will have an instant and accurate overview of the substantive issues which agitate modern Italy. You can also observe the committee work on current relevant social and political topics such as same sex civil unions or the way television can be at the service of the citizens.
The channel also broadcasts major events involving the members or uses the Montecitorio palace to frame a series of lectures and films; on the changing role of women, for example, or perhaps on the four hundred years of the trial of Galileo. Camera dei deputati also breaks new ground in transmission by giving the floor to experts and historians as they examine the operation of the legislative process or trace the origins of the bicameral system in Italy with its two Parliamentary sections; the Chamber of Deputies, and the Senate of the Republic.
The images of the Camera dei deputati are also used extensively by major TV channels of the peninsula to illustrate their own news programmes and evening papers.