RTÉ Online is Launched

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'RTÉ Online' is launched allowing internet users worldwide to have access to several RTÉ Radio programmes, news, sport and entertainment.

  • Title
    RTÉ Available on the Internet
  • 1st Broadcast
    24/05/1996
  • Contributor
    Colm Connolly (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:45
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    RTÉ Online is Launched
  • Extended description

    RTÉ announces that it is now available "online on the internet." Eugene Murray RTÉ Group Head, Programme Services outlines plans to include a live transmission of 'The Late Late Show' over the internet.

    The Director General of RTÉ Joe Barry says, "We are very conscious of the treasure trove that we have here in RTÉ. Our libraries are packed with extraordinary material. The additional digital activity will of course be producing CD roms etc."

  • Information

    A number of RTÉ programmes already had their own web sites on the internet in 1996. The launch of 'RTÉ Online' meant that these existing sites were now included as part of one easy-to-use RTÉ web site. Internet users worldwide now had access to several RTÉ Radio programmes, news, sport and entertainment.

    As part of 'RTÉ Online''s inaugural day, 'The Late Late Show' was webcast and Gay Byrne took a live telephone call from an Irishman living in Arizona who was watching the programme over the internet.

    At the launch RTÉ declared a commitment to increasing the access to multimedia, text, audio and video content as bandwidth became more available.

  • Local keywords
    RTÉ, RTÉ Online, Internet, Technology, Aertel, Eugene Murray, Joe Barry
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1996
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN96/145
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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