RTE confirm plan to launch special diaspora TV station

RTE TV | RTE IrelandIrish national broadcaster RTE has announced plans to launch a new television channel aimed at the estimated 80 million people with an Irish family history.

Proposals to establish “RTE Ireland” was part of a five-year plan announced by the broadcaster this week.

The new station, which has no confirmed launch date, will be made available worldwide through the RTE.ie web platform.

According to The Irish Times:

The proposed RTÉ Ireland service, a revival of a pre-recession idea, will combine content from RTÉ One and RTÉ Two in a bid to target the 80 million-strong Irish diaspora. It will serve UK-based viewers via satellite and cable and will be made available globally through RTÉ.ie. RTÉ also hopes to launch new “low-cost” IPTV (television over the internet) services.

Read the full news item from The Irish Times here


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