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Broadcast area National - Ireland
Frequency DAB: Mux 1
Saorview: Channel 206
Virgin Media: Channel 944
First air date 30 May 2007
(Officially launched 1 December 2008)
Format Music
Owner Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Sister stations RTÉ 2fm
Webcast WMA, Real
Website www.rte.ie/2xm

RTÉ 2XM is a digital radio station of the Irish public-service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). RTÉ 2XM, focusing more on alternative and indie music, is a sister station to RTÉ 2fm.


Initially RTÉ placed the station on the digital terrestrial television trial service in late October 2007. Along with five other new digital stations, RTÉ 2XM was launched on 1 December 2008.[1] The station plays a broad range of music from rock, indie, metal, electronica, alternative and nu metal and also selection of live music with a particular focus on music content from festivals across Europe. It was the first RTÉ digital radio station to have carried live content, with music from the Oxegen festival during July 2007 and the Electric Picnic and PlanetLove Summer Session festivals during September 2007. This continued in 2008 with the PlanetLove Winter Session in February. The station is available on Saorview Ireland's free to air DTT service.

RTÉ 2XM WebTV[edit]

2XM WebTV debuted online during the RTÉ coverage of the Oxegen 2008 music festival on weekend of 11–14 July 2008[2]

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