RTÉ Commercial Enterprises

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Raidió Teilifís Éireann Commercial Enterprises (RTÉ CEL)
Commercial subsidiary to RTÉ
Industry Broadcasting, publishing, advertising
Headquarters Montrose, Donnybrook, Dublin & Fr. Mathew Street, Cork, Ireland
Area served
Ireland and Northern Ireland
Rest of the world (via internet, satellite, digital and analogue services) and Worldwide
Key people
Conor Hayes[1][2] (link broken)
Products Television and radio

Raidió Teilifís Éireann Commercial Enterprises (RTÉ CEL) is the commercial arm of Ireland's public service broadcaster RTÉ or Raidió Teilifís Éireann. RTÉ CEL is run independently from RTÉ as a whole owned subsidiary of the company. In 1999 it divested RTÉ of its 40% share of Cablelink. During the 1990s it had great success with Riverdance. It owns and publishes The RTÉ Guide, www.rte.ie and numerous spin off publications from RTÉ shows. It had an interest in Tara TV. It is part of the Easy TV (DTT) consortium that bid for the Commercial DTT licenses in 2008, part of the consortium which it was considering the offer received from the BAI for the license.[3][4][5] RTÉ confirmed on 14 May 2010 Easy TV was "declining their offer to pursue negotiations" on the DTT contract.[6] This ends the application process for the 3 commercial DTT multiplexes offered by the BAI in 2008.[7]