The conductor’s comment after the official announcement of the transition to Discovery after a 40-year career in Rai.
Yesterday, Sunday 14 May 2023, it was issued the official announcement of Fabio Fazio’s farewell to Rai which with a four-year agreement, will debut on the channel New ones from next autumn together with his historic colleague, Luciana Littizzetto.
“We are thrilled to welcome a champion like Fabio Fazio – declared Alessandro Araimo, GM Italy & Iberia of Warner Bros. Discovery – and proud that one of the most relevant and influential faces of Italian television has chosen Warner Bros. Discovery and channel Nove to continue his extraordinary career. Our commitment has always been to attract the best talents and the arrival of Fabio and Luciana in our group is the best possible confirmation. For this reason we are impatient to start working together, certain that this synergy can further grow our rich portfolio of TV channels and even more generally the Warner Bros. Discovery group in Italy”.
A few hours after the news of the farewell to the Piazza Mazzini company after 40 years, the presenter spoke on Tg3:
“My work will continue elsewhere, on the other hand not all protagonists are suitable for all narratives, I’ve realized that. I continue to do my job serenely elsewhere, which is what I’ve always done in these forty years and not On this occasion, I can only express my gratitude to all the people I have worked with throughout my life at Rai. I will only keep one wonderful memory. Thanks also to Tg3 for all the support over the years.”
During the usual appointment with What’s the weather like, Fabio Fazio, greeted by a long and warm applause from the audience, he then added:
“I am embarking on a new path and here, however, I have spent 40 years out of the 70 that Rai has. I was 18 when I started and I can only have gratitude towards Rai. If I ever say something rude, it will never happen, it’s like if I said it against me. Rai and I are the same thing. I, and I think I also speak in the name of Luciana (Littizzetto, ed), have no intention or vocation to be considered a victim or martyr. We are very lucky people who they will have the opportunity to peacefully continue their work elsewhere.”