On 10 October 1996 Teilifís na Gaeilge announced plans for programming which would begin broadcasting on 31 October. Over 40 production companies have been involved in providing the material.
Anne Marie Smyth reports from a preview of programming that will be on offer at the station. The channel will offer childrens, youth, quiz and music programmes. The channel is hoping to attract a young audience through a variety of programming.
Sinéad Chamhnach, presenter, describes the programming as modern and says TnaG is something to watch out for. There will also be a daily soap and specially commissioned drama.
While programmes will be broadcast in Irish, English subtitles will be available to bring the channel to a wider audience. Cathal Goan talks about the availability of the channel and notes that some people may have to invest in an aerial to pick up TnaG. The channel is confident that everything is in place for a successful launch.
TnaG, RTÉ's sister Irish language channel, was set up under the statutory umbrella of RTÉ. The station later changed its name to TG4.
A RTÉ News report from 10 October 1966.