RTÉ Guide

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RTÉ Guide Logo.png
Cover of the RTÉ Guide from June 20, 2009
The RTÉ Guide in June 2009.
Categories TV and Radio Listings
Frequency Weekly
First issue 1 December 1960
Company RTÉ Commercial Enterprises Ltd
Country Ireland
Language English
Website http://www.rte.ie/rteguide/

The RTÉ Guide is a television and radio listings magazine in Ireland published by RTÉ Commercial Enterprises Ltd, a subsidiary of Raidió Teilifís Éireann.

The magazine offers detailed programme listings for RTÉ channels, as well as TV3, TG4, 3e, BBC One, BBC Two, UTV, and Channel 4, as well as less detailed listings for a number of satellite channels. RTÉ Radio programme listings are also published. Lifestyle and celebrity articles are also included in the magazine.

The RTÉ Guide began publication on 1 December 1961 as the RTV Guide [1] and changed its name to its current name in 1966.[2] Early on listings were carried for the BBC but were dropped after a few years. Until 1991 only RTÉ programme listings were carried, but following UK listings magazines deregulation, the magazine began carrying BBC, UTV and Channel 4 listings also.[3]

A special Christmas double issue RTÉ Guide is published every year to cover the Christmas period and the New Year.


The ABC audited circulation for the RTÉ Guide for 2012 was down 16.8% to 61,881.[4]

The ABC audited circulation for the RTÉ Guide for 2014 was down to 53,695.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.rte.ie/laweb/brc/brc_1960s.html RTÉ Libraries and Archives
  2. ^ "Business Name Registration number 39315". Companies Registration Office (Ireland). Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  3. ^ P45 (Copyrighted material) of Media and the Law by Tom Crone
  4. ^ http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/just-137-out-516-uk-consumer-magazines-put-sales-year-year-full-breakdown-all-titles
  5. ^ http://www.abc.org.uk/Certificates/46996765.pdf

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