Plans by Ireland’s RTE to launch a new timeshifted version of RTÉ2 have suffered a setback.
Virgin Media Ireland, TV3 and RTE have between them secured the rights to the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches for the next three years.
Sky and Virgin Media have told a Irish parliamentary committee that they would risk losing channels from RTE rather than pay for their carriage.
Irish public broadcaster RTE is following in the footsteps of its UK counterparts with a demand for €30 million a year in retransmission fees.
Dee Forbes, the President & Managing Director of Discovery Networks Northern Europe, has been named as the new director-general of RTE.
Sky has signed a long-term partnership agreement with RTE that will see additional content from the Irish public broadcaster made available on the Sky platform.
RTÉ’s board has welcomed the Irish government’s approval of the re-appointment of Noel Curran as the broadcaster’s DG for four years.
RTÉ Transmission Network Limited (RTÉNL) is to move away from RTÉ’s Dublin campus in Donnybrook as part of a major shift for the organisation.
The Irish public broadcaster RTE has opted for Eutelsat’s KA-SAT to ensure its Saorsat FTA digital service is received throughout the country.
The Irish free-to-air channel TV3 has received confirmation from the Irish Competition Authority that it had completed its investigation of public broadcaster RTÉ’s commercial practices. RTÉ has entered into a settlement with the Authority and been forced to abolish its “share deal” scheme.