Sunday 15 September 2019

Dublin Airport and RTE link up in bid to entertain air travellers

Bridget and Eamon will be on DUBstream. Photo: RTE
Bridget and Eamon will be on DUBstream. Photo: RTE
Samantha McCaughren

Samantha McCaughren

Dublin Airport and RTE have launched DUBstream, a new entertainment service offering short Irish entertainment clips from RTE at the airport.

The service is accessible for free on any internet-enabled device connected to Dublin Airport's free wi-fi. The service will deliver hours of short-form RTE video content in entertainment, comedy, drama and lifestyle.

It is a pilot initiative between RTE and Dublin Airport and launches with more than 20 videos including highlights from The Late Late Show and The Ray D'Arcy Show including interviews with Brian O'Driscoll, Donncha O'Callaghan, the O'Donovan Brothers and Conor McGregor.

The service also features excerpts from programmes including Bridget & Eamon, Damo & Ivor and The Fear. The content will be updated fortnightly.

"DUBstream offers our customers top quality Irish entertainment content across a range of devices using Dublin Airport's high speed wi-fi network," said Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison.

The new service will be available throughout both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and the four boarding gate piers at Dublin Airport.

Muirne Laffan, chief digital officer of RTE, said the organisation's research had found that there was demand for short-format entertainment content for people travelling.

RTE and Dublin Airport and are also working on providing Christmas-related audio content in passenger areas as the airport prepares to bring in record numbers of travellers over the festive period.

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