RTÉ One

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RTÉ One
CountryIreland
Broadcast areaIreland & Northern Ireland
Worldwide (online)
Slogan"Fuel Your Imagination"
HeadquartersDonnybrook, Dublin
Programming
Language(s)English
Irish
Irish Sign Language
Picture format1080i 16:9 (HDTV) (2013–)
576i 16:9 (SDTV) (2005–)
576i 4:3 (SDTV) (1961–2005)
Timeshift serviceRTÉ One +1
Ownership
OwnerRaidió Teilifís Éireann
Key peopleGeorge Dixon
(Channel Controller)
Sister channelsRTÉ2
RTÉjr
RTÉ News
History
Launched31 December 1961
Former namesTelefís Éireann (1961–1966)
RTÉ (1966–1978)
RTÉ 1 (1978–1995)
Links
Websitewww.rte.ie/tv/rteone.html
Availability
Terrestrial
SaorviewChannel 1 (HD)
Channel 11 (+1)
Freeview (Northern Ireland only)Channel 53
Cable
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 101
Channel 107 (+1)
Channel 135 (HD)
Virgin Media UK (Northern Ireland only)Channel 875
Satellite
SaorsatChannel 1 (HD)
Channel 11 (+1)
Sky IrelandChannel 101 (SD/HD)
Channel 201 (+1)
Channel 801 (SD)
Sky UK (Northern Ireland only)Channel 161
IPTV
Eir TVChannel 101
Channel 107 (+1)
Channel 115 (HD)
Streaming media
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live
Aer TVWatch live (Ireland only)
RTÉ PlayerWatch live (Ireland only / Worldwide – depending on rights)

RTÉ One (Irish: RTÉ a hAon) is a television channel in Ireland. It is the main TV channel of Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). It is the most popular channel in Ireland. It started in 31 December 1961 and was called Telefís Éireann. It was the first TV channel in Ireland.[1] It was called RTÉ from 1966, and RTÉ 1 from 1978 when RTÉ 2 started.[2] The channel was only in black and white between 1961 and 1968. From 1968, some programmes were broadcast in PAL colour.[3]

Some of the money for the channel comes from a government television licence, and the rest comes from advertisements.[4] RTÉ channels have fewer advertisements than other channels because of this. RTÉ One can be watched by 98% of people in Ireland in HD on the Saorview digital service. It can also be watched on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, and online through RTÉ Player.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who Are These People at Opening Night of Telefís Éireann 1961?". RTÉ Archives. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  2. "Opening Night of RTÉ 2". RTÉ Archives. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  3. "Changes for TV : Arrival of Colour Television". RTÉ Archives. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. "today, tomorrow, together: Annual Report & Group Financial Statements 2012" (PDF). RTÉ. Retrieved 18 March 2014.