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.
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
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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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