Television Channels and Services

The following channels are available on SAORVIEW:

RTÉ One is the most popular TV channel in Ireland. It is the home of authoritative Irish and international television news and current affairs. The channel offers a comprehensive range of home-produced Irish factual, drama, arts, entertainment and lifestyle programming and a selection of premium international acquired programming.

RTÉ Two is the home of Irish sport and children and young people’s daytime television. Its evening schedule offers a range of innovative drama, entertainment and acquisitions. RTÉ Two HD will broadcast key programming from the RTÉ Two schedule in High Definition. The proportion and range of HD content on the channel will increase over time as more HD content becomes available.

TV3 is Ireland’s third terrestrial channel and offers the perfect balance between light hearted fun, home-grown daytime viewing and authentic original programming.  The channel content features both home produced and acquired lifestyle and reality television, news and current affairs coverage, sports, entertainment and drama. 

TG4 is Ireland’s dedicated Irish language television channel. Its daily programme schedule offers a minimum of six hours of innovative quality programming in Irish supported by a wide range of material in other languages. The channel provides a daily programme schedule in Irish for children and young people providing an attractive and entertaining daily point of contact with the Irish language in a context that is totally different to school.

 3e is part of the TV3 group and broadcasts a wide range of programming which is made up largely of US, Australian and UK television acquisitions, while also airing some Irish content. 3e’s focus is fun, light entertainment and the channel airs mainly dramas, comedy, sports and movies.

RTÉ News Now is a rolling news channel with live news bulletins, live current affairs programmes, catch-up on recent news and current affairs, live coverage of special events, breaking news and continuous sport, business and weather updates throughout the day. A news, sport and entertainment ticker runs along the bottom of the screen and the latest stock indices and Euro exchange rates are delivered within the graphics on the right of the screen.  RTÉ News Now is also available online and as a mobile service on iPhone / iPad and Android.

RTÉjr is a dedicated daytime television service for children aged 6 years and younger. RTÉjr broadcasts from 9am to 6.30pm on weekdays and is free of advertising. Home produced programming is the cornerstone of the RTÉjr schedule, with live action programming and Irish animation featuring strongly. RTÉjr has a companion children’s digital radio service of the same name.


RTÉ One + 1 is on-air from 7pm until late. This channel offers viewers another opportunity to experience the key offerings of RTÉ One, one hour later.

RTÉ Aertel Digital is an improved digital version of the RTÉ Aertel teletext service, which is modern, fast and user-friendly. The service offers up-to-date and accessible news, sport, weather and other information, including flight times, public information, local council information, information for deaf and hard of hearing audiences and subtitles. RTÉ Aertel Digital is also available online and as a mobile service.


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