RTÉ launches a new range of services for under-sevens, including a digital radio station, television channel and mobile app.
- Title Launch of RTÉjr
- 1st Broadcast 15/04/2013
- ContributorConor McNally (Reporter)
Bryan Dobson (Newscaster)
- Clip Duration 00:01:46
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title New Children’s Channel RTÉjr
- Extended description
On 15 April 2013, RTÉ launched a new range of services for under-sevens, including a digital radio station, television channel and mobile app. RTÉjr is a non-commercial cross-platform channel that broadcasts every day for 12 hours from 7am.
Conor McNally reports from the launch of RTÉjr. Head of Children's Content Sheila de Courcy says RTÉ’s mission is to explore the way Irish children are growing up. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald says RTÉjr shows the changing nature of childhood.
The channel will have 14 brand new shows, including ‘Tell Me a Story’. But running costs are low: Director General Noel Curran says it is all being done out of existing resources.
A RTÉ News report by Conor McNally, introduced by Bryan Dobson. It was broadcast on the Six One News on 15 April 2013.
- Local keywords RTÉ, History of RTÉ, RTÉjr, Children's television, Children's media, Sheila de Courcy, Frances Fitzgerald, Conor McNally, Bryan Dobson, Emma O'Driscoll, Noel Curran
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2013
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 13LTO13
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- Original language English (eng)
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