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Communications Minister Eamon Ryan is seeking the views of the public on a range of new channels proposed by RTÉ for transmission on digital television.
Members of the public will have until 10 December 2010 to submit their views.
The switch-on of digital television was announced by the Minister last month and will include RTÉ One, RTÉ2, TV3, and TG4. RTÉ has submitted a proposal for additional channels on this free-to-air service: RTÉ Two HD Select, RTÉ News Now, RTÉjr (channel aimed at preschool children),RTÉ Plus (repeat of peaktime RTÉ One content), and RTÉ Aertel Digital (enhanced digital teletext service).
“The analogue signal will be switched off by the end of 2012,” said Minister Ryan. “Going digital has created the opportunity for RTÉ to expand its public service offering by introducing new television channels to the digital service in 2011. Today we offer the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed new channels. We welcome all views.”