List of television channels available in the Republic of Ireland

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This is a list of channels available in Ireland. Public broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (4 channels), first commercial broadcaster TV3 Group (3 channels), Irish language channel TG4, Eir Sport (2 channels), and Irish Parliament Channel Oireachtas TV

Main channels[edit]

Entertainment channels[edit]

Channel Name Owner/parent company
RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann
RTÉ One HD Raidió Teilifís Éireann
RTÉ One +1 Raidió Teilifís Éireann
RTÉ2 Raidió Teilifís Éireann
RTÉ2 HD Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Virgin Media One Virgin Media Television Ireland
Virgin Media One +1 Virgin Media Television Ireland
Virgin Media One HD Virgin Media Television Ireland
TG4 Teilifís na Gaeilge
TG4 HD Teilifís na Gaeilge
Virgin Media Two Virgin Media Television Ireland
Virgin Media Two HD Virgin Media Television Ireland
Virgin Media Three Virgin Media Television Ireland
Virgin Media Three HD Virgin Media Television Ireland

Northern Ireland channels[edit]

Channel Name Owner/parent company
BBC One Northern Ireland BBC
BBC One Northern Ireland HD BBC
BBC Two Northern Ireland BBC
UTV ITV plc
UTV +1 ITV plc
UTV HD ITV plc
Channel 4 Channel Four Television Corporation
Channel 4 +1 Channel Four Television Corporation
Channel 4 HD Channel Four Television Corporation
Channel 5 Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd (Viacom International Media Networks Europe)
Channel 5 +1 Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd (Viacom International Media Networks Europe)
Channel 5 HD Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd (Viacom International Media Networks Europe)

Children's[edit]

Channel Name Owner/parent company
TRTÉ Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Cúla 4 Teilifís na Gaeilge
3Kids TV3 Group

News[edit]

Channel Name Owner/parent company
RTÉ News Now Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Oireachtas TV Oireachtas

Community channels[edit]

Channel Name Owner/parent company
Cork Community TV Cork Community TV Ltd.
P5tv P5tv Ltd

Other channels broadcasting to Ireland[edit]

Specialised channels for Ireland[edit]

These channels show local advertising and/or sponsorship for Ireland.

Channel Name Owner/parent company
Sky One[1] Sky Ireland
Sky One HD[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Two[1][2] Sky Ireland
Sky Living[1][2] Sky Ireland
Sky Living +1[1][2] Sky Ireland
Sky Living HD[1][2] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports Arena[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports Football[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports Golf[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports Main Event[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports Main Event HD[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports News[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports News HD[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports Premier League[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Sports Premier League HD[1] Sky Ireland
At the Races[1] At The Races Ltd (Sky plc/Arena Racing Company)
Sky Atlantic[1] Sky Ireland
Sky Atlantic HD[1] Sky Ireland
Sky News[1] Sky Ireland
Sky News HD[1] Sky Ireland
Pick[1] Sky Ireland
MTV[1] Viacom International Media Networks Europe
MTV Music[1] Viacom International Media Networks Europe
Nickelodeon[1] Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc)
Nicktoons[1] Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc)
Nick Jr.[1] Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc)
Nick Jr. Too[1] Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd (Viacom International Media Networks Europe)
Comedy Central[1] Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount Pictures/Sky plc)
Comedy Central +1[1] Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount Pictures/Sky plc)
Comedy Central Extra[1] Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount Pictures/Sky plc)
E![1] NBCUniversal
Discovery Channel[1] Discovery Networks Northern Europe
TLC[1] Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Universal Channel NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUniversal)
E4 Channel Four Television Corporation
E4 +1 Channel Four Television Corporation

Pan-European/international channels[edit]

Channel Name Owner/parent company
Euronews Euronews SA
Eurosport 1 Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Eurosport 1 HD Discovery Networks Northern Europe
Eurosport 2 Discovery Networks Northern Europe
TV5Monde Europe TV5MONDE, S.A.
CNN International Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner)
Bloomberg Television Bloomberg L.P.
CNBC Europe NBCUniversal
BBC World News BBC
National Geographic Channel NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group)
National Geographic Channel +1 NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group)
National Geographic Channel HD NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group)
Nat Geo Wild NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group)
Nat Geo Wild HD NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group)
History A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc)
History +1 A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc)
History HD A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc)
Crime & Investigation Network A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc )
Crime & Investigation Network +1 A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc)
Crime & Investigation Network HD A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc)
TCM Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner)

UK channels available in Ireland[edit]

Channel Name Owner/parent company
BBC One London HD BBC
BBC One HD (Generic UK HD channel) BBC
BBC Two England HD BBC
BBC Four BBC
BBC News BBC
ITV3 ITV Digital Channels (ITV plc)
ITV4 ITV Digital Channels (ITV plc)
Lifetime A+E Networks UK (A+E Networks/Sky plc)
Gold UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery Networks Northern Europe)
Gold +1 UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery Networks Northern Europe)
Sky Arts Sky plc
Sky Arts HD Sky plc
Pick Sky plc
Pick TV +1 Sky plc
Fox Fox Networks Group (21st Century Fox)
Fox +1 Fox Networks Group (21st Century Fox)
Fox HD Fox Networks Group (21st Century Fox)

Proposed and Defunct channels[edit]

Proposed[edit]

  • Atomic TV: A 24-hour music channel was expected to launch in the 1990s.[3]
  • Property TV and WTV: both of these channels were proposed to launch in 2008.[4]

Unknown dates[edit]

  • Capital Television - this was another short-lived Dublin channel which only broadcast a caption for a week, along with a testcard at night another week. It was a pirate TV channel.

1980s[edit]

  • Channel 3 - (Later known as Channel D) was a short-lived Dublin based television station broadcasting from July 1981 to November 1981. It was a pirate TV channel.
  • Nova TV - this was another Dublin pirate TV channel that was broadcast for a short time in the 1980s.

1990s[edit]

  • RLO TV - this was another legal/pirate television station (Satellite and UHF), broadcast in Limerick by Radio Limerick One in 1999 and 2000. An official license was granted for the satellite service in 1997 at which time digital broadcasts began making this the first digital television channel in Ireland beating RTÉ by years. During the UHF years while the station was not airing its own content they would broadcast a relay of UK Channel 5.

2000s[edit]

  • Waterford@8 - this was a sister local TV service of WLR FM in Waterford. It was available on cable in Waterford city and Dungarvan and on MMDS in east Waterford and south Kilkenny. The service launched in 2000, and ceased in 2005.
  • Sky News Ireland - this was an Irish version of Sky News, carried to Ireland on Sky Digital, and by most cable companies. It ceased broadcasting in November 2006 due to low audience figures.
  • Chorus Sports - this was on Chorus Cable, which showed local sports, greyhound racing, and national motor racing events. This ceased broadcasting in January 2007.
  • Bubble Hits Ireland - this was a 24-hour music channel targeting both the Ireland and the rest of Europe (European version). On 13 February 2009, Bubble Hits ceased broadcasting due to a downturn in advertising revenue.
  • Channel 6 - active from 2006 to January 2009; replaced by 3e.

2010s[edit]

  • In December 2016, Irish TV confirmed it would cease broadcasting.
  • On Sunday, January 8 2017 UTV Ireland ceased broadcasting.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "Our range of channels". Sky Media Ireland. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  3. ^ http://www.iftn.ie/?act1=record&aid=73&rid=2664&sr=1&only=1&hl=ifi&tpl=archnews
  4. ^ http://www.thepropertypin.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12882&p=119892