Available anytime and anywhere, RTÉ Player promises more audience choice and superb features for viewers at home or abroad[i], via connected devices with over 200 hours of content including great new series such as Homeland, Masterchef Ireland, and The Gathering- Homeward Bound.[ii]
9th October, 2012, RTÉ; RTÉ Digital announced today the launch of its newly re-designed RTÉ Player, Ireland’s leading on-demand and catch-up service.
“Allowing audiences to enjoy an even richer viewing experience than ever before – a fresh new layout, higher quality video streaming, a new sign in feature that allows you to watch programmes across multiple devices, improved social media integration as well as instant search and parental control are amongst the great new features launched today on RTÉ Player”, said Aisling McCabe, Director of Strategic Platforms and Partnerships, RTÉ Digital. “Today’s launch will significantly improve the viewing experience, as well as allowing audiences to view RTÉ content anywhere, anytime and on multiple devices, putting the viewer firmly in control”.
Watch here for a brief Vlog which explains all the great new features incorporated into RTÉ Player http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY4DQvfq1nU
The new refreshed RTÉ Player launches in-tandem with RTÉ’s new season schedule, featuring shows such as The Fear a new risqué hidden camera show, The Gathering – Homeward Bound following six well-known Irish people returning to their roots, a new series of the gritty CIA drama Homeland, Instrumental a musical challenge show, as well as shows such as Masterchef Ireland, the biggest cooking competition on TV.
RTÉ Player offers quality viewing across multiple genres from young people’s content, current affairs and news – to drama, comedy, programmes of cultural and Irish interest as well as classics from the archives. On any given day, over 200 hours of content is available free of charge across multiple connected devices. Accessible via iPhones, iPod Touch, iPad, online, and on PS3 – in addition a version of RTÉ Player is also available on Samsung Connected TV’s and via UPC’s +7 day catch-up service.
ABOUT RTE DIGITAL:
RTÉ Digital is responsible for leading RTÉ’s overall digital strategy. A central part of this strategy is to ensure RTÉ’s content is available wherever and whenever the audience requires. RTÉ Digital has harnessed the collective digital expertise of the organisation to bring high-quality content and services to Irish and international audiences across a range of platforms, devices and markets. In addition, RTÉ Digital manages and is developing its stable of industry-leading digital platforms and services RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player and RTÉ News Now.
RTÉ Digital’s key priorities are to meet the needs of audiences now and in the future through innovation and technology, engagement with social media, and by playing an active role within the Digital Economy. The division also seeks to develop partnerships with industry-leading companies and organisations, in the areas of technology, design, device manufacture and content provision.
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[i] Series available in the Republic of Ireland, not all content is available internationally due to rights restrictions.
[ii] Not all content is available on all connected devices.