RTÉ News Now

RTÉ News Now

Infobox TV channel
name = RTÉ News Now
logofile = RTÉNewsNow.pnglogosize = 200px
logoalt = RTÉ News Now
launch = 12 June 2008
share =
owner = Radio Telefís Éireann
country = flagicon|Republic of Ireland Ireland Worldwide
language = English Irish Irish Sign Language
owner = Radio Telefís Éireann
sister names = RTÉ One, RTÉ Two RTÉ Digital Radio News
online serv 1= RTÉ.ie
online chan 1= [http://www.rte.ie/live/?news RTÉ News Now Live Streaming]
sat serv 1 = Sky Digital (UK & Ireland)
sat chan 1 = Not yet available
cable serv 1 = UPC Ireland
cable chan 1 = Not yet available

RTÉ News Now is a 24-hour news service from the Irish state broadcaster RTÉ, which was launched on 12 June 2008. [ [http://www.satpimps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86395 RTÉ launches broadband news channel] ] The station is available around the world on RTÉ.ie, and broadcasts with both Irish and English language news programming, as well as a daily news bulletin in Irish Sign Language. Along with regional, national and international news, there are business, entertainment and sport bulletins and regular weather updates. Although initially only available online, it is expected that the service will form part of the new Irish digital terrestrial service (DTT), which will be rolled out in 2009.

The station streams live news bulletins and current affairs programmes as they are broadcast on RTÉ One and RTÉ Two. The remaining programming on the station consists of the replaying of the most recent news, sport and weather bulletins, the streaming of raw feeds of breaking news stories and 'filler' programmes such as 'Entertainment Minute'.

RTÉ News Now is based on the digital radio (DAB) station RTÉ Digital Radio News, which was launched in May 2007 and streams the most recent news bulletin from RTÉ Radio 1.


The channel airs live news programmes such as , as they are broadcast on other RTÉ channels, along with weather forecasts. During other periods, live current affairs programmes such as "Prime Time" are shown. Outside of these hours the most recent show is repeated, looped, unless interrupted by live feeds of breaking news stories. Up to the minute financial data and weather are also broadcast on-air. As with many other stations, a live ticker is provided, across the bottom of the screen, providing headlines sourced from content on the broadcaster's website.


The channel broadcasts a mix of news and current affairs shows.


The channel airs the following RTÉ news programmes live:
* (including "Cinnlínte Nuachta")
*"News on Two"
*"Nuacht RTÉ" (including "RTÉ News with Signing")

Regular news bulletins and weather forecasts shown on RTÉ One throughout the day are also simulcast on RTÉ News Now.

Current Affairs

As well as these current affairs shows [ [http://www.rte.ie/about/pressreleases/2008/0612/newsnowlaunch.html RTÉ Press Release] ] :


Supplementing these segments are the slots "Entertainment Minute" and "Sport Minute" which offers a chance to see clips from interviews with celebrities. These clips are taken from the bank of content from RTÉ's other shows.

Weather forecasts form of a core of the news bulletins, like much of RTÉ's news.


Currently the channel is available online throughout the world, without restriction. The service is expected to be available on mobile phones in the near future and the Irish DTT system, whenever that launches, as a free-to-air channel. [ [http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/story.aspx-qqqt=MEDIA+AND+MARKETING-qqqs=mediaandmarketing-qqqid=33495-qqqx=1.asp Sunday Business Post - "RTE to launch 24-hour online, mobile-accessible news channel"] ]

Currently, the service is only available in Windows Media Player and Real Player formats [ [http://www.mulley.net/2008/06/12/rte-news-now-launches-a-new-24-hour-online-news-%E2%80%98channel%E2%80%99/ "Discussion at Damien Mulley's Blog"] ] .


In October 2008, RTÉ News Now won the award for "Business Services" at the Inspired IT Awards in Dublin. [ [http://www.rte.ie/about/pressreleases/2008/1010/rte.ienewsnow10102008.html RTÉ - "RTÉ News Now Wins an Inspired IT Award in the Business Services category"] ]

See also

* RTÉ News and Current Affairs
* RTÉ Digital Radio News
* News broadcasting
* List of news channels


External links

* [http://www.rte.ie/live/?news RTÉ News Now]
** [http://www.rte.ie/news/ RTÉ News and Current Affairs] including archived and on-demand material
* [http://www.rte.ie/live/ RTÉ Live]

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