Sunday 25 September 2016

Irish TV channel set for launch on Saorview

Published 20/09/2016 | 12:55

Pierce O’Reilly of Irish TV
Pierce O’Reilly of Irish TV

Ireland’s first international TV channel, Irish TV, is set for expansion when it launches on the Saorview service within the next few weeks.

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The move was announced at the channel’s autumn schedule launch at which over 30 hours of original programming a week were revealed.

The channel, which is currently hosted on the Sky, Eir and Freesat platforms, will soon be freely available to 676,000 Saorview users around the country.

“We are in the final stage of testing and with our upcoming Saorview expansion to 43% of Irish homes, we will now be available on the two largest television platforms in Ireland,” said Irish TV CEO Pierce O’Reilly.

“And from October, Irish TV will also provide on-the-go High Definition access to 40 million Irish Americans in the US as well as to the UK and Ireland, via Tata’s industry-leading intuitive app.

“We will produce 480 hours of original home-produced programmes over the coming season.

“We are proud of the fact that we encourage new ideas, commission independent content and show it to a worldwide audience.”

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