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Irish TV

Irish TV is Irelands International TV channel covering News and Entertainment for Irish audiences and all those interested in Irish events, news, sports and culture.

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info Irish TV page.

Official site: See the www.information.tv link icon Irish TV website.

From Wikipedia: Information TV is a television organisation which broadcasts three free-to-air channels on Sky and Freesat in the United Kingdom. It began broadcasting at 10am on Monday, 19 January 2004 on Sky EPG channel 692. On 8 October 2004 the channel launched a broadband simulcast via the company website. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about Irish TV on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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David Roberts
3:14 PM

There's definitely an imbalance going on here.UK Freesat receivers and the channels associated with it,are freely available in the Irish Republic,yet the Republics TV services are blocked to UK Freesat and BSKYB. The Irish Diaspora yet again lose out. I have a work colleague,a Native of Co Mayo,who is really disappointed that Irish TV has ceased Broadcasting. Yes,the Irish Government could have taken over the running of the channel completely,as it was great publicity for Ireland as a whole. Perhaps an opportunity missed. RTE continue to plead poverty,as usual and they are set to pull the plug on their RTE Radio 1 Long Wave service,in 2017. Surely with spot beams of the satellites now tightly targetted on the UK,surely RTE,TV3 and TG4,could be made available in the UK?

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StevensOnln1
4:13 PM

David Roberts: RTE, TV3 and TG4 only hold the rights to broadcast most of their programs in Ireland, which is why they are encrypted on satellite and not available in Great Britain. The situation is different in Northern Ireland where some of the Irish channels were made available on Freeview and Sky as part of the Good Friday Agreement. It isn't as simple as being on a spot beam, it would cost the Irish broadcasters a huge amount more in rights fees to broadcast outside of Ireland. The BBC have commercial deals with Sky and Virgin Media Ireland for the NI versions of their channels to be made available in the Republic of Ireland. RTE Radio 1 on long wave has been extended until 2019, by which time RTE are hoping to have a DAB service available in areas of the UK with a large Irish population.

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