New Children’s Channel RTÉjr

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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
  • Contributor
    Conor 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.

  • Information

    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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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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