RTÉ is required in law to be responsive to the interests and concerns of the whole community. In doing this, RTÉ must meet the needs of diverse audiences every day. RTÉ fulfils this remit by offering a comprehensive portfolio ofservices. The RTÉ portfolio is the set of services that is necessary and sufficient to meet RTÉ’s public service obligations by serving a broad range of interests be they cultural, generational, regional or international.
Future RTÉ Services
During the lifetime of this Statement, RTÉ will continue to adjust its services and its portfolio and develop new services to reflect changing media consumption habits and ensure that audiences can benefit from advancements in digital technologies.
RTÉ One: Will serve the wider population with high impact programmes, landmark drama, documentary, factual and entertainment programming, news and current affairs and bring the country together for key national events.
RTÉ2: With innovation as its hallmark, RTÉ2 will provide distinctive and relevant programming for Irish young people through factual, entertainment, comedy, sports, documentary and acquired drama.
RTÉjr: Will offer young children a diverse schedule of original Irish content and acquired programming.
RTÉ Radio 1: Will remain the national flagship radio station through a mixed genre speech and music schedule for an adult audience.
RTÉ 2fm: Will grow its audience of 20-44 year olds through innovative programming, excellent music scheduling and increased sport and comedy content.
RTÉ lyric fm: Will provide a unique alternative listening choice for an audience of classical, world music and arts lovers
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta: Will provide national Irish language service that connects listeners to a personalised, authentic Gaeltacht and Irish language world.
Digital Radio: Will add to the diversity and choice of listening experiences available to Irish audiences and introduce them to the benefits of digital radio and DAB.
RTÉ Radio Player: Will be Ireland’s leading live and on-demand radio service, to provide wider choice, richer function and to become a pivotal element of future hybrid radio for our audiences.
RTÉ.ie: Will deliver RTÉ content to both Irish and international audiences through a first-class user experience and multi-platform, multidevice availability.
RTÉ Player: Will be the leading Irish on-demand television service, giving audiences choice and control to enjoy RTÉ programmes wherever and whenever they choose.
RTÉ News Now: Will be Ireland’s leading 24-hour News and Current Affairs channel available on online, on mobile and on television.
International Services: To enable the Irish abroad to connect with home, RTÉ will further develop its recently launched international services.
RTÉ Player International and GAAGO (developed in partnership with the GAA)
SAORVIEW: Saorview is Ireland’s free digital television service which gives access to the best in Irish TV, from soaps, drama, sport, travel, chat, documentaries, reality, and more. For details visit www.saorview.ie.
Transmission Network: Will ensure the future of free-to-air television, by continuing to operate and develop Ireland’s DTT service, SAORVIEW.
2RN (formerly RTÉNL): will also continue to provide a national analogue transmission network for FM radio.
RTÉ Archives: Will develop and open up RTÉ Archives
RTÉ Orchestras, Quartets and Choirs: Will offer Irish music lovers with the highest quality live music experiences and help new music lovers to find the RTÉ Orchestras and Choirs through great live and quality broadcast music.
Other RTÉ Services: Will offer a number of other services; the RTÉ Guide, information services, Irish Radio Player (developed in partnership with the IBI), etc.