TV Extras

Subtitle Information

What is subtitling?

Subtitling translates the spoken word into text or script, which appears at the bottom of the screen in time with the programme or film.

How can subtitled programmes be accessed?

1. Tune your television to the programme you want to watch.
2. Press the text button on your remote control.
3. Enter the three digit number 888. If that programme is subtitled, the subtitles will appear immediately on screen.
4. To revert to RTÉ Television without sub-titles - press TV button.

About the RTÉ Subtitling Service

RTÉ offers an unrivalled subtitling service to Irish television audiences. During peak time - 6.30pm- 11.30pm - RTÉ subtitles up to 90% of programmes on RTÉ One and up to 60% of programmes on RTÉ Two. To access subtitles on RTÉ you must have a teletext facility on your television. Subtitles are accessed through RTÉ Aertel page 888. (See steps 1-4).

Contact Us

As Ireland's Public Service Broadcaster, RTÉ prides itself in constantly improving and upgrading its subtitling service. RTÉ keeps in contact with deaf and hard of hearing viewers so that their recommendations can be considered and if possible implemented.

Please contact us at
RTÉ Subtitling,
Stage 7,
Dublin 4

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