City Channel was an Irish television network that began broadcasting in October 2005, which focused on local and regional television. It operated three stations: City Channel Dublin, City Channel Galway, Channel South; the channel was replaced by RTÉ One +1 on 13 March 2012. City Channel was given a licence by the BCI on 31 January 2005 and began broadcasting in October 2005. City Channel was launched on the NTL and Chorus cable services in Dublin and Waterford, however all four services were available on the digital services of UPC Ireland; the company was granted a licence for a fourth station called City 7, which would have been targeted at Dublin's Eastern Europeans. The Evening Show was City Channel's prime time early evening entertainment programme, it was presented by Jimmy Greeley, who has radio programme on 4fm, Olive Geoghegan. It was covered a wide range of topics; the Guest List was City Channel's entertainment programme. Presented by Judy Gilroy and Olive Geoghegan, the show features a strong mix of red carpet and music events.
Gay Nation was tailored to the needs and tastes of the Gay Community. Each episode tackled the big issues affecting everyday gay life in Ireland, from marriage equality to job security; the programme aimed to appeal to all sections of the enormously diverse gay population and is presented by Joe Kearney. The Evening Show: Extra was a compilation of the best bits of City Channel's flagship programme'The Evening Show'. Presented by Judy Gilroy, this programme took a look back at some of the most memorable moments of City Channel's flagship show. "The Warehouse" was a show hosted by newcomer to Erich King. Each episode featured an interview with a comedian and a band, great for new talent as bands and comedians were getting the chance to showcase their talent on a regional station, exposing them to many more people than usual; this was a new show to the station and lasted for 5 episodes before the channel closed down in September 2011. The company was headed by David Harvey, who founded the original station and is based in Dublin.
In August 2007, Liberty Ventures, a subsidiary of Liberty Global, purchased a 35% stake in the company, saying that they were looking to expand the City Channel format to Central and Eastern Europe. In January 2010 it was announced; the investment will be used to provide security for any difficult trading that may occur during 2010 for the channel, for a new joint venture with a UK partner and to help their fledgling production company city productions, which produces Xccelerate for 3e. It is hoped. Like the other Irish channels launched between 2005 and 2008, it has been through a "major trauma", Setanta Ireland having closed their UK channels, Channel 6 and Bubble Hits closing down. In August 2011, City Channel announced they were in financial difficulties and were to begin to look to restructure their business. In September 2011, it was announced. Towards the end David Harvey owned 45 %; the channel had hoped to be in the Black by 2008, however the economic climate in Ireland caused problems for the channel since 2009 with advertising sales plummeting by 50%.
UPC will continue to broadcast the channel until its closure, hopes to find a replacement for subscribers. The channel ceased all operations on 13 March 2012, when the channel was replaced by RTÉ One +1 on the UPC Ireland EPG. City Channel Dublin was the first service to be launched, beginning broadcasting in October 2005; the station carried Dublin-specific programmes such as hourly news bulletins between 16:00 and 22:00 and a number of magazine programmes, in addition to what was available on the other channels. City Channel Galway launched in March 2006 after the initial success of the Dublin station. For the most part, the station broadcast the same programmes, with the exception of hourly news bulletins between 18:00 and 20:00, which focused on Galway City and County, a number of magazine shows. City Channel Waterford launched in March 2006 as well, but was expanded and renamed in November 2008 as Channel South, was available in several counties: Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford; the station shared a large amount of programming with City Channel, but produced a number of its own programmes focusing on the south of the country, such as South Tonight, a daily news bulletin.
Referred to as City Channel Eastern Europe, City 7 was to be launched in early 2009 and would have screen programmes aimed at the large section of the Dublin community who are from Eastern Europe. The company's other stations carried programmes, such as Oto Polska, a partial collaboration with the Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polska. Due to cutbacks it was delayed until further notice
Analog television or analogue television is the original television technology that uses analog signals to transmit video and audio. In an analog television broadcast, the brightness and sound are represented by rapid variations of either the amplitude, frequency or phase of the signal. Analog signals vary over a continuous range of possible values which means that electronic noise and interference becomes reproduced by the receiver, thus with analog, a moderately weak signal becomes subject to interference. In contrast, a moderately weak digital signal and a strong digital signal transmit equal picture quality. Analog television can be distributed over a cable network using cable converters. All broadcast. Motivated by the lower bandwidth requirements of compressed digital signals, since the 2000s a digital television transition is proceeding in most countries of the world, with different deadlines for cessation of analog broadcasts; the earliest systems of analog television were mechanical television systems, which used spinning disks with patterns of holes punched into the disc to scan an image.
A similar disk reconstructed the image at the receiver. Synchronization of the receiver disc rotation was handled through sync pulses broadcast with the image information; however these mechanical systems were slow, the images were dim and flickered and the image resolution low. Camera systems used similar spinning discs and required intensely bright illumination of the subject for the light detector to work. Analog television did not begin as an industry until the development of the cathode-ray tube, which uses a focused electron beam to trace lines across a phosphor coated surface; the electron beam could be swept across the screen much faster than any mechanical disc system, allowing for more spaced scan lines and much higher image resolution. Far less maintenance was required of an all-electronic system compared to a spinning disc system. All-electronic systems became popular with households after the Second World War. Broadcasters of analog television encode their signal using different systems.
The official systems of transmission are named: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, K1, L, M and N. These systems determine the number of scan lines, frame rate, channel width, video bandwidth, video-audio separation, so on; the colors in those systems are encoded with one of three color coding schemes: NTSC, PAL, or SECAM, use RF modulation to modulate this signal onto a high frequency or ultra high frequency carrier. Each frame of a television image is composed of lines drawn on the screen; the lines are of varying brightness. The next sequential frame is displayed; the analog television signal contains timing and synchronization information, so that the receiver can reconstruct a two-dimensional moving image from a one-dimensional time-varying signal. The first commercial television systems were black-and-white. A practical television system needs to take luminance, chrominance and audio signals, broadcast them over a radio transmission; the transmission system must include a means of television channel selection.
Analog broadcast television systems come in a variety of frame resolutions. Further differences exist in the modulation of the audio carrier; the monochrome combinations still existing in the 1950s are standardized by the International Telecommunication Union as capital letters A through N. When color television was introduced, the hue and saturation information was added to the monochrome signals in a way that black and white televisions ignore. In this way backwards compatibility was achieved; that concept is true for all analog television standards. There were three standards for the way the additional color information can be encoded and transmitted; the first was the American NTSC color television system. The European/Australian PAL and the French-former Soviet Union SECAM standard were developed and attempt to cure certain defects of the NTSC system. PAL's color encoding is similar to the NTSC systems. SECAM, uses a different modulation approach than PAL or NTSC. In principle, all three color encoding systems can be combined with any scan line/frame rate combination.
Therefore, in order to describe a given signal it's necessary to quote the color system and the broadcast standard as a capital letter. For example, the United States, Canada and South Korea use NTSC-M, Japan uses NTSC-J, the UK uses PAL-I, France uses SECAM-L, much of Western Europe and Australia use PAL-B/G, most of Eastern Europe uses SECAM-D/K or PAL-D/K and so on. However, not all of these possible combinations exist. NTSC is only used with system M though there were experiments with NTSC-A in the UK and NTSC-N in part of South America. PAL is used with a variety of 625-line standards but with the North American 525-line standard, accordingly n
TG4 is an Irish free-to-air television channel for Irish-language speakers. It launched on 31 October 1996. TG4 is available to watch online live and to view broadcast programmes from around the world through the TG4 Player. TG4 was known as Teilifís na Gaeilge or TnaG, before a rebranding campaign in 1999. TG4 was the third national station to be launched in Ireland; the channel has 650,000 viewers who tune into the channel each day to view a broad programming policy. It has been reported to have a share of 2% of the national television market in the Republic of Ireland and 3% of the national television market in Northern Ireland; the daily Irish-language programme schedule is its core service: seven hours of programming in Irish supported by a wide range of material in other languages English. TG4 launched its high-definition channel in 2012 on Virgin Media Ireland. TG4 TG4 HD TG4 HD launched on 2 October 2012 on UPC Ireland; the first HD broadcast featured the 2012 TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Championship final.
TG4 HD, similar to RTÉ Two HD, broadcasts sporting programming from national to international events, movies and US programming in high-definition where available. It is anticipated that TG4 will itself start broadcasting its own programming produced in high-definition in the future. Format The channel simulcasts content from TG4 SD and upscales SD content into HD. All other content on the channel will be made available in HD. In 1969, Lelia Doolan, Jack Dowling and Bob Quinn published Sit down and Be Counted, a book describing their campaign for a separate Irish-language television service. Bob Quinn is a film director who produced many documentaries and fiction films through the Irish language on limited budgets, including the first Irish-language feature film Poitín starring Niall Tóibín, Cyril Cusack and Donal McCann; the three writers proposed small temporary buildings for Gaeltacht regional television services broadcasting a limited number of hours each night with programming coming from each of the Gaeltacht regions around the country.
RTÉ and the Irish government had sought to improve the availability of Irish-language programming on RTÉ services. In 1972, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta was set up to provide Irish-language radio services across the country. All radio and television services provided by RTÉ provided some Irish-language programming. In 1980, a new group called. In 1987 they set up the pirate television station Telefís na Gaeltachta, after years of delays, including the sudden death of their technician, to build the transmitter. Eighteen hours of live and pre-recorded programming was broadcast between 2 and 5 November 1987; the transmitter was built at a cost of IR£4,000 through donations from local Gaeltacht communities. In December 1988, further broadcasts were transmitted from three different sites, broadcasting pre-recorded programming; the movement for a national Irish-language television service continued to gain momentum afterwards. In 1989, Ciarán Ó Feinneadha, one of the members of Coiste ar son Teilifís Gaeltachta, moved to Dublin and set up a similar organisation in the capital called Feachtas Náisiúnta Teilifíse.
FTN outlined their demands: A television station to be set up in the Gaeltacht regions serving the Gaeltacht and Irish speakers across the country. It should independent from both editorial and organisational points of view. A special authority set up to run it with representatives from RTÉ, the Department of Communications, Údarás na Gaeltachta, it was suggested that the cap on advertising on RTÉ be removed and the additional funds be designated for the new services. Ray Burke had limited the advertising minutes on RTÉ a few years previously. Hence, there would be no cost to the Exchequer, funding would come from the National Lottery and the television Licence. FTN suggested two hours of programming each day, with the rest of the broadcast hours used for Open University type programming. In the early 1990s, Irish language programmes amounted to only 5% of total programming broadcast by RTÉ, was reduced during the summer months. Programmes included Echo Island for children, current affairs programme Cúrsaí.
Before the birth of TG4, RTÉ had suggested the use of RTÉ Two's prime-time schedule for Irish-language programming. The outgoing coalition parties of Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats called for the establishment of an Irish language television station in their 1989 manifestos. Fianna Fáil stated that they would set up an Irish language television service in the Galway Gaeltacht that would service the whole country; the PDs looked for the setting up of what they called "Teilifís na Gaeltachta". The Green Party's manifesto from 1987 called for the establishment of such a channel. Fianna Fáil entered into coalition with The Labour Party in 1993 and as part of their programme for government they included the setting up of TnaG. Taoiseach Albert Reynolds appointed Michael D. Higgins as Minister for Arts and the Gaeltacht and the responsibility for broadcasting moved to his department; this government was replaced by the Rainbow Coalition. The new programme for government sought to launch TnaG as the 3rd channel.
Michael D. Higgins remained as Minister for Arts and the Gaeltacht under Taoiseach John Bruton. TnaG launched in 1996; the total cost in establishing the transmission and links networks, the constru
Channel 4 is a British public-service free-to-air television network that began transmission on 2 November 1982. Although commercially-self-funded, it is publicly-owned. With the conversion of the Wenvoe transmitter group in Wales to digital terrestrial broadcasting on 31 March 2010, Channel 4 became a UK-wide TV channel for the first time; the channel was established to provide a fourth television service to the United Kingdom in addition to the licence-funded BBC One and BBC Two, the single commercial broadcasting network ITV. Before Channel 4 and S4C, Britain had three terrestrial television services: BBC1, BBC2, ITV; the Broadcasting Act 1980 began the process of adding a fourth, Channel 4, along with its Welsh counterpart, was formally created by an Act of Parliament in 1982. After some months of test broadcasts, it began scheduled transmissions on 2 November 1982; the notion of a second commercial broadcaster in the United Kingdom had been around since the inception of ITV in 1954 and its subsequent launch in 1955.
Indeed, television sets sold throughout the 1970s and early 1980s had a spare tuning button labelled "ITV/IBA 2". Throughout ITV's history and until Channel 4 became a reality, a perennial dialogue existed between the GPO, the government, the ITV companies and other interested parties, concerning the form such an expansion of commercial broadcasting would take, it was most politics which had the biggest impact in leading to a delay of three decades before the second commercial channel became a reality. One clear benefit of the "late arrival" of the channel was that its frequency allocations at each transmitter had been arranged in the early 1960s, when the launch of an ITV2 was anticipated; this led to good coverage across most of the country and few problems of interference with other UK-based transmissions. At the time the fourth service was being considered, a movement in Wales lobbied for the creation of dedicated service that would air Welsh-language programmes only catered for at "off peak" times on BBC Wales and HTV.
The campaign was taken so by Gwynfor Evans, former president of Plaid Cymru, that he threatened the government with a hunger strike were it not to honour the plans. The result was that Channel 4 as seen by the rest of the United Kingdom would be replaced in Wales by Sianel Pedwar Cymru. Operated by a specially created authority, S4C would air programmes in Welsh made by HTV, the BBC and independent companies. Limited frequency space meant that Channel 4 could not be broadcast alongside S4C, though some Channel 4 programmes would be aired at less popular times on the Welsh variant, a practice that carried on up until the closure of S4C's analogue transmissions in 2010 when S4C became a Welsh channel. Since carriage on digital cable and digital terrestrial has introduced Channel 4 to Welsh homes where it is now universally available; the first voice heard on Channel 4's opening day of Tuesday 2 November 1982 was that of continuity announcer Paul Coia who said: Good afternoon. It's a pleasure to be able to say to you, welcome to Channel Four.
Following the announcement, the channel headed into a montage of clips from its programmes set to the station's signature tune, "Fourscore", written by David Dundas, which would form the basis of the station's jingles for its first decade. The first programme to air on the channel was the teatime game show Countdown, at 16:45 produced by Yorkshire Television; the first person to be seen on Channel 4 was Richard Whiteley with Ted Moult being the second. The first woman on the channel, contrary to popular belief, was not Whiteley's Countdown co-host Carol Vorderman but a lexicographer only identified as Mary. Whiteley opened the show with the words: As the countdown to a brand new channel ends, a brand new countdown begins. On its first day, Channel 4 broadcast controversial soap opera Brookside, which ran until 2003. On its launch, Channel 4 committed itself to providing an alternative to the existing channels, an agenda in part set out by its remit which required the provision of programming to minority groups.
In step with its remit, the channel became well received both by minority groups and the arts and cultural worlds during this period under founding chief executive Jeremy Isaacs, where the channel gained a reputation for programmes on the contemporary arts. Channel 4 co-commissioned Robert Ashley's ground-breaking television opera Perfect Lives, which it premiered over several episodes in 1984; the channel did not receive mass audiences for much of this period, however, as might be expected for a station focusing on minority interest. Channel 4 began the funding of independent films, such as the Merchant-Ivory docudrama The Courtesans of Bombay, during this time. In 1992, Channel 4 faced its first libel case by Jani Allan, a South African journalist, who objected to her representation in Nick Broomfield's documentary The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife. In September 1993, the channel broadcast the direct-to-TV documentary film Beyond Citizen Kane, in which it displayed the dominant position of the Rede Globo television network, discussed its influence and political connections in Brazil.
After control of the station passed from the Channel Four Television Co
RTÉ One is the main television channel of Irish state-owned broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, it is the most-popular and most-watched television channel in Ireland. It was launched as Telefís Éireann on 31 December 1961, it was renamed RTÉ in 1966, it was renamed as RTÉ 1 upon the launch of RTÉ 2 in 1978, it is funded by the government's licence fee. Because RTÉ is funded by the licence fee it shows fewer advertisements than most other channels available in Ireland and Northern Ireland. RTÉ One is available to 98% of the Irish population in HD on the Saorview DTT service, it is available in Northern Ireland via Saorview overspill, the UK Freeview service, satellite provider Sky, cable provider Virgin Media. The channel is available online through RTÉ Live. RTÉ One began life as Telefís Éireann in 1961, it was renamed as RTÉ in 1966, upon the renaming of the Radio Éireann Authority as Radio Telefís Éireann, became RTÉ 1 upon the launch of RTÉ 2 in 1978. The station broadcast in black and white throughout the country using the European 625-line standard, as well as on the 405-line television system in the northern and eastern parts of the country.
A standards conversion unit was used to provide the 405-line service, but when this electronic device failed, optical conversion was used by directing a 405-line camera at a 625-line monitor. The first programme to be pre-recorded for the new television service was The School Around the Corner, an interview/quiz show created and presented by Paddy Crosbie and produced by James Plunkett. PAL colour transmissions began in 1968, the first programme made and transmitted in colour was "John Hume's Derry." The first outside broadcast in colour for RTÉ Television was the 1971 Railway Cup Finals, soon after that, the Eurovision Song Contest 1971 from Dublin. In the 1970s the studios in RTÉ's Television Centre started being equipped for colour, the first was the news studio in 1974, studio 2 in 1975 and studio 1 in 1976. RTÉ was the sole Irish TV channel until 1978, when RTÉ 2 was created; the Irish language station TG4 began in 1996 as Teilifís na Gaeilge. Since 1998 RTÉ One competes with Virgin Media One.
Since it began broadcasting, RTÉ One has competed with BBC One and UTV and in 1980s RTÉ began competing with other satellite and cable channels that are available across Ireland through cable subscription services due to the high take up of cable TV from pan-European and UK channels since the 1960s, the continued roll out of MMDS and satellite during the 1980s and 1990s. From 1961, RTÉ Television would only broadcast from 17:35 until around 23:30 during the Winter months. In 1975 this changed with transmission starting at around 15:30 and concluding around midnight. 24-hour broadcasts began in the late 1990s. In 1988, RTÉ One launched a schedule with a new news bulletin at 13:00. In the past RTÉ One did not offer "breakfast television" but since 2013 the station now airs an early morning current affairs show called Morning Edition which simulcast on RTÉ News Now, Virgin Media One is the only indigenous broadcaster in direct competition for this early morning market with Ireland AM since 1999.
RTÉ One during the Olympics and special breaking news or election coverage, will provide a special bulletin in the mornings. On 6 July 2017, RTÉ One extended its on-air hours, the channel now started at 6:00am rather than the 6:20 am. RTÉ One HD was launched on 16 December 2013. RTÉ One is now broadcast in High Definition on the national DTT service Saorview, with the Standard Definition simulcast ending on 2 April 2014; however RTÉ still provides a Standard Definition output of RTÉ One to pay television operators on cable and satellite, for those subscribers who still have equipment that does not support HD. RTÉ Television decided to launch the new HD service just before the Christmas period to draw audiences attention to the new service available to viewers. RTÉ have started to convert their main production studios to HD, the first being studio 5 in 2012, used for sports productions. Any programmes still made in standard-definition are upscaled on the channel and it is intended that the vast majority of the channel's output will be in high-definition in due course.
RTÉ One in SD will continue to be available on Virgin Media Ireland until more of their customers have upgraded to HD. Sky Ireland launched the channel on 14 December 2015, as part of a new long-term partnership with RTÉ, however the channel hasn't been made available on Sky UK's Northern Ireland EPG. In response to queries, RTÉ advises Northern Ireland Sky subscribers to contact Sky on the matter whereas Sky replies that it's an issue for RTÉ as to whether they make their HD channel available. A timeshift channel for RTÉ One shares channel space with RTÉjr; the channel was made available on Saorview from its launch, UPC Ireland replaced City Channel with RTÉ One +1 on 13 March 2012. Reeling in the Years does not broadcast on this channel, it was referred to as RTÉ One Deferred in the Easy TV commercial DTT multiplex application, Easy TV was made up of RTÉ NL and UPC Ireland. RTÉ had plans to create a third channel called RTÉ Three along with RTÉ One Deferred as reported in the Sunday Business Post in May 2008.
RTÉ Three was dropped for the alternative R
RTÉ Sport is a department of Irish public broadcaster RTÉ. The department provides sporting coverage through a number of platforms including RTÉ Radio, RTÉ Television, RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player Sport and RTÉ Mobile. RTÉ holds the television and radio broadcasting rights in the Republic of Ireland to several sports, broadcasting the sport live or alongside flagship analysis programmes such as The Sunday Game, Thank GAA It's Friday, Soccer Republicfor a half an hour and RTÉ Racing on RTÉ Television, Game On, Saturday Sport, Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio. Traditionally RTÉ Sport faced competition from British-based broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV which have always been present in Ireland. Domestically, RTÉ had no competition until the late 1990s due to lack of competition in the Irish market. In latter years however a growth of variety in the Irish market opened competition between other broadcasters most notably with TG4 and Setanta Sports but TV3. RTÉ Sport is in competition with other European broadcasters such as Eurosport, ESPN, Sky Sports, BBC Sport and ITV Sport.
Despite competition in sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup final, available on the BBC and ITV, RTÉ Sport remains Ireland's premier and most popular sports broadcaster. Ryle Nugent is the current head of RTÉ Sport having been appointed in 2010. On television RTÉ Two is the home of live sporting action, broadcasting the majority of RTÉ's sports content. Sport may be broadcast on RTÉ One, but this is due to scheduling issues. RTÉ Sport holds the rights to a large portfolio of football tournaments including: FIFA World Cup finals Republic of Ireland qualification matches for both World Cup finals and Euro finals UEFA Champions League FIFA Confederations Cup FAI League of Ireland FAI Cup FAI Women's Cup Final UEFA Super Cup 2017 Africa Cup of NationsThe Republic of Ireland matches were shown live on the channel for Euro 2004, the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008, for all of which, they failed to qualify. Sky Sports got exclusive rights to Irish matches in the early 2000s and there were fears that National team matches couldn't be seen by fans so the government stepped in and now all Irish home and away qualifying matches have to be shown on Irish free to air TV, meaning either RTÉ, TV3 or TG4, have remained on RTÉ as well as Sky Sports.
Irish Home friendlies were exclusive to Sky from 2000 and from 2014 on Premier Sports? Setanta Ireland with highlights broadcast on either RTÉ or TV3. RTÉ Sport broadcasts a lot of association football tournaments, it showed 64 live games during the 2010 World Cup and, 200 hours of programming. These were the team of association football pundits that RTÉ Sport announced ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Apart from Ossie Ardiles, Dietmar Hamann and Kevin Kilbane, both made their debuts, Liam Brady, who left his post assisting Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni, the rest were all regulars on RTÉ Sport's association football programming; the 2010 FIFA World Cup was the ninth for both Bill George Hamilton. For the 2014 World Cup, the RTÉ team was announced on 5 May 2014; the coverage was presented by Darragh Maloney and Tony O'Donoghue. The pundits for the tournament were RTÉ regulars John Giles, Liam Brady, Eamon Dunphy, Kenny Cunningham, Richie Sadlier and Ronnie Whelan. Guest pundits joining the coverage included Didi Hamann, Ossie Ardiles, Neil Lennon and Brad Friedel.
Play-by-play came from George Hamilton, John Kenny, Stephen Alkin and Adrian Eames while colour commentators included Ray Houghton, Trevor Steven, Jim Beglin and Brian Kerr. This was his 11th World Cup for the broadcaster. Hamann and Ardiles both worked for RTÉ at the last World Cup in 2010 while Lennon and Friedel both working for the BBC at the World Cup and Jim Beglin rejoined RTÉ after leaving ITV in 2013. RTÉ cover at least one match per week from the FAI League, these matches are hosted by Peter Collins or Tony O'Donohue with guests from Irish football such as Richie Sadlier, Kenny Cunningham, Roddy Collins. Commentary comes from Adrian Eames, John Kenny, Ger Canning or George Hamilton; the Premiership was RTÉ's flagship Premier League programme until 2008, when Premier Soccer Saturday was launched. The Premiership was shown on Saturday nights at 7.30pm. There were sometimes Premiership Specials which would be shown on a Sunday evening at 8.00pm or on a Monday night. These programmes are hosted by Darragh Maloney or Peter Collins with analysis by Kenny Cunningham, Johnny Giles, Ronnie Whelan, Richie Sadler, Liam Brady, Trevor Steven, Graeme Souness or Matt Holland.
Premier Soccer Saturday was dropped from RTÉ's schedules from the 2013/14 season. Presenters: Darragh Maloney, Peter Collins Panels: John Giles, Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Graeme Souness, Ronnie Whelan, Richie Sadlier, Denis Irwin, Ossie Ardiles, Dietmar Hamann, Kevin Kilbane, Brad Friedel, Paul Clement, Neil Lennon, Michael O'Neill Commentators: George Hamilton, Ray Houghton, Gabriel Egan, Trevor Steven, Stephen Alkin, Damien Richardson, Adrian Eames, Matt Holland, Brian Kerr Former RTÉ Sport personnel: Bill O'Herlihy, Con Murphy, Jimmy Magee, Graeme Souness The RTÉ Sport football division has achieved cult status due to its unintentional humour; the main team of Bill O'Herlihy, Johnny Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady is used for Irish matches and Champions League matches, with a usual big build up and long analysis afterwards which gain huge ratings. In 1926, RTÉ broadcast the first field game in Europe; the GAA match was live on 2RN, RTÉ's predecessor. RTÉ Sport is the second most si
RTÉ News Now
RTÉ News Now is an Irish free-to-air news television network operated by Irish State-broadcaster RTÉ. The channel launched as RTÉ News Now available online on 12 June 2008; the channel began broadcasting as a free-to-air channel on 29 October 2010 on Saorview. The channel broadcasts commercial-free, it is available in Ireland and globally online, on mobile phones and an iPhone/iPad application is widely available free. It is operated by RTÉ's department RTÉ News and Current Affairs and broadcasts in the Irish, English and ISL languages. RTÉ News Now was available only to online users of the RTÉ website and on mobile phones when the channel launched on 12 June 2008. Availability of the channel improved during test trials of Saorview in December 2009; the channel has been made available since May 2010 on train services within Dublin city and surrounding regions under a special agreement between CIÉ and RTÉ. Sky News provided such a service. Since October 29, 2010 the channel is available free-to-air to 98% of homes throughout the Republic of Ireland through Saorview.
Upon the announcement in February 2011 that RTÉ News Now would become a permanent fixture to the Saorview line-up a number of media organizations criticized such a move claiming RTÉ would continue to have a monopoly over news output within Ireland. In 2017 Head of News and Current Affairs at RTÉ Jon Williams has suggested he could discontinue RTÉ News Now to save money. RTÉ News Now is one of only two RTÉ channels that does not carry advertising; the other being RTÉjr. In January 2015 it was reported that RTÉ intend to ask the Minister for Communications to allow them carry advertising on RTÉ News Now as part of an overhaul of the service; the broadcaster has put forward a proposal to add advertising to the channel in the near future, such a proposal needs government sanction. The channel simulcasts live news bulletins and current affairs programmes as they are broadcast on RTÉ One and/or RTÉ Two; the remaining programming on the channel serves as a replay service of the most recent news and weather bulletins, the streaming of raw feeds of breaking news stories and'filler' programmes such as'news headlines'.
The channel air the latest breaking news stories in Ireland and around the world. The channel airs live news programmes such as Six One, as they are broadcast on other RTÉ channels, along with weather forecasts. During other periods, live current affairs programmes such as Prime Time are shown. Outside of these hours the most recent show is repeated, unless interrupted by live feeds of breaking news stories. Up-to-the-minute financial data and weather are broadcast on-air; as with many other stations, a live ticker is provided, across the bottom of the screen, providing headlines sourced from content on the broadcaster's website. RTÉ have a number of bulletins on the channel that do not air on RTÉ Two, they provide special reports from different news and current affairs programming, this is identified as RTÉ News Now Highlights. News2Day appears on the channel. RTÉ have proposed some other changes to the RTÉ News Now schedule: Television news bulletins at 08:00 and 09:00 during Morning Ireland Sporting events that RTÉ have rights to but cannot provide coverage due to scheduling conflicts Extra sporting analysis that runs on RTÉ's live Internet service The channel broadcasts a mix of news and current affairs shows.
The channel airs the following RTÉ news programmes live: Morning Ireland RTÉ News: One O'Clock RTÉ News: Six One RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock RTÉ News @ 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 15.00, 16.00 & 23:00 Nuacht RTÉ at 17.00 and at 17.40 News2day Regular news bulletins and weather forecasts shown on RTÉ One and Two throughout the day are simulcast on RTÉ News Now. Euronews programme Raw Politics broadcasts on the channel since November 2018 airing separate to the Euronews channel. RTÉ News Now provides detailed analysis of breaking news stories domestically and internationally. RTÉ News Now simulcasts Euronews from 23:00 to 7:00 every day. RTÉ News Now weather is provided by RTÉ Two, it is a re-transmission of both services, however unlike RTÉ One and Two the channel does not carry sponsorship. RTÉ TEN provides viewers with up-to-the minute showbiz news from music reviews, film premieres and more; the show hosts a weekly round-up show each weekend. It broadcasts these current affairs shows