First HDTV Coverage

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Minister for Communications launches the first terrestrial high definition television coverage of a sporting event in Ireland.

  • Title
    First Terrestrial HDTV Broadcast
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/07/2007
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:45
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    First HDTV Coverage
  • Extended description

    The Minister for Communications Eamon Ryan launches the first terrestrial broadcast of an Irish sporting event in high definition television (HDTV).

    The Leinster Football final at Croke Park was chosen as the first broadcast of its kind in Ireland. Mr Ryan said the trial demonstrated the clear benefits of a digital TV platform over the present analogue network. High definition television is available to a limited degree on satellite but this was the first time it was performed from a digital terrestrial network in Ireland.

    Minister Eamon Ryan with Director General of RTÉ Cathal Goan and others at the launch of terrestrial HDTV transmission.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the first terrestrial broadcast of an Irish sporting event in high definition television (HDTV). The event was the 2007 Leinster Football Final between Dublin and Laois.

  • Local keywords
    Television, Broadcast, HDTV, High Definition Television, Eamon Ryan, Cathal Goan, Croke Park, RTÉ
  • Geographical coverage
    Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2007
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN07/196
  • 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)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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