TV Channel Descriptions

RTÉ One is the most popular TV channel in Ireland. It is the home of authoritative Irish and international television news and current affairs. The channel offers a comprehensive range of home-produced Irish factual, drama, arts, entertainment and lifestyle programming and a selection of premium international programming.

RTÉ Two is the home of Irish sport and children and young people’s daytime television. Its evening schedule offers a range of innovative drama, entertainment and acquisitions. RTÉ Two HD broadcasts key programming including sport and drama from the RTÉ Two schedule in High Definition.

TV3 is Ireland’s second most watched channel and leading commercial broadcaster. A leader in entertainment programming TV3 combines the best of Irish, home produced content with the biggest international shows.  An independent broadcaster, TV3 also offers a breadth of news and current affairs programming relevant to Irish viewers today.

TG4 is Ireland’s dedicated Irish language television channel. Its daily programme schedule offers a minimum of six hours of innovative quality programming in Irish supported by a wide range of material in other languages. The channel provides a daily programme schedule in Irish for children and young people.

3e is part of the TV3 group and broadcasts a wide range of programming which is made up largely of US, Australian and UK acquisitions, while also airing some Irish content. 3e’s focus is fun, light entertainment and the channel airs mainly dramas, comedy, sports and movies.

RTÉ News Now is a rolling news channel with live news bulletins, live current affairs programmes, catch-up on recent news and current affairs, live coverage of special events, breaking news and continuous sport, business and weather updates throughout the day.

RTÉjr is a dedicated daytime television service for children aged 6 and under. RTÉjr broadcasts from 9am to 6.30pm on weekdays and on Saturdays and Sunday mornings. This channel is free of advertising. Home produced programming is the cornerstone of the RTÉjr schedule, with live action programming and Irish animation featuring strongly.

RTÉ One + 1 is on-air from 7pm until late. This channel offers viewers another opportunity to experience the key offerings of RTÉ One, one hour later.

RTÉ Aertel Digital is an improved digital version of the RTÉ Aertel teletext service, which is modern, fast and user-friendly. The service offers up-to-date and accessible news, sport, weather and other content that includes travel, flight times, public information and more.