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.