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#RTÉ Player

From TheJournal.ie Looking for some TV to binge on over Christmas? These shows might have what you're looking for Streaming

Looking for some TV to binge on over Christmas? These shows might have what you're looking for

From comedies to crime dramas, here’s ten different shows

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ launches revamped Player after complaints about 'terrible service' Fair City

RTÉ launches revamped Player after complaints about 'terrible service'

Most problems were related to streaming and buffering.

Forget Netflix, here's 13 shows you should get stuck into on the new RTE Player

You obviously want to watch Pippa and Brian get married.

From The42 We Run The World! RTÉ announce new series following five female sports stars Good Viewing This post contains videos

We Run The World! RTÉ announce new series following five female sports stars

It’s coming soon to RTÉ Player.

10 shows worth watching on RTÉ Player

When there’s nothing on Netflix…

Here's how to watch the Toy Show from anywhere in the world

Not at home? Sure that’s no problem at all.

Here's why you can't stream shows like Reeling in the Years or Love/Hate on RTÉ Player

A new and improved RTÉ Player is on the way. (Apparently.)

From TheJournal.ie 'No discussion, edits or changes' were made to the Sydney Rose's abortion comments on the RTÉ Player Rose Of Tralee

'No discussion, edits or changes' were made to the Sydney Rose's abortion comments on the RTÉ Player

Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins called for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

'No discussion, edits or changes' were made to the Sydney Rose's abortion comments on the RTÉ Player

Sydney Rose Brianna Parkins called for a repeal of the eighth amendment.

From The42 RTÉ Player showed Cool Runnings during the match yesterday, and people were raging Feel The Rhythm

RTÉ Player showed Cool Runnings during the match yesterday, and people were raging

“You dead, man?” “Yeah, man. RTÉ Player’s killing me.”

RTÉ Player showed Cool Runnings during the match yesterday, and people were raging

“You dead, man?” “Yeah, man. RTÉ Player’s killing me.”

The Miley and Fidelma Glenroe affair is finally on the RTÉ Player

Along with loads of other nostalgic classics.

10 little problems every Irish emigrant will understand

That pale, sickly American butter. Pssh.

From TheJournal.ie Some people in the North can't watch Operation Transformation, but RTÉ says it's not to blame Botched Operation

Some people in the North can't watch Operation Transformation, but RTÉ says it's not to blame

The issue comes from restrictions with iTunes.

9 Fade Street memories everyone who ever watched the show can relate to

It’s back on RTÉ Player and everyone is a little nostalgic.

From TheJournal.ie Emails from annoyed viewers abroad led to RTÉ's new international player Airin Go Brea

Emails from annoyed viewers abroad led to RTÉ's new international player

The RTÉ fans wanted to know why they couldn’t watch their favourite shows on the existing player.

Home and Away was RTÉ Player's most watched programme of 2014

Stone the flamin’ crows!

How to watch the Late Late Toy Show from anywhere in the world

Including what to do if the RTÉ Player breaks down.

From TheJournal.ie Failings at UK care home run by Rehab 'raises questions' for Ireland Prime Time

Failings at UK care home run by Rehab 'raises questions' for Ireland

A Prime Time investigation revealed that standards of care were not met at a care home run by Rehab Group.

9 reasons why you should be watching Amber

The first episode of the four-part series broadcast on RTÉ last night.

Irish people abroad WILL be able to watch the Toy Show live

God bless us, everyone.

From TheJournal.ie RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight A Breach Of Trust

RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight

The station has promised parents it will only broadcast the programme once and it will not by uploaded to the RTE Player.

From The42 On the 1st day of Christmas, TheScore.ie gave to me… Happy Holidays

On the 1st day of Christmas, TheScore.ie gave to me…

Ireland’s best-loved football presenter is here to help us celebrate Day 1 of the 12 days of Christmas.

From The42 RTÉ Sports Awards: shower of adverts rain on Katie Taylor's victory parade Bills To Pay This post contains videos

RTÉ Sports Awards: shower of adverts rain on Katie Taylor's victory parade

The state broadcaster has released a full, uninterrupted version of the Olympian’s acceptance speech after she captured the sportsperson of the year prize.

From TheJournal.ie Digital head wants "all of RTÉ" to convert to online Web Summit

Digital head wants "all of RTÉ" to convert to online

Múirne Laffan tells Dublin Web Summit that RTÉ need to “work together” with other media outlets as online become priority.

From TheJournal.ie Netflix to add RTÉ series to online catalogue this weekend RTÉ

Netflix to add RTÉ series to online catalogue this weekend

RTÉ series like The Clinic, Killinaskully and Trivia will be available to Netflix subscribers in Ireland and the UK from this Saturday.

Fair City finally reaches RTÉ Player after negotiations with union

The soap has been running for so long that actors’ contracts did not include the possibility of showing it online.

Fade Street ladies lose TV airtime

Meanwhile, TV3 gets ready to introduce us to the cast of Tallafornia (no, we’re not kidding).

From TheJournal.ie Goverment may axe TV licence...and replace it with a new household charge TV Licence

Goverment may axe TV licence...and replace it with a new household charge

Even if you don’t have a TV, you may soon have to start contributing to RTE’s output.

RTÉ HAS announced a €16.5m loss in 2009 after a total revenues at the station declined by 15% to €375m.

The broadcaster revealed the information yesterday in its annual report. RTÉ said the deficit was considerably lower than the €68m that had been forecast.

Advertising at the station was down 33% to €131m, revenue at the station was however bolstered by the €200m paid by TV license holders.

RTÉ said while the advertising industry “remains fragile” the station is expected to break-even in 2010. RTÉ also said that it will continue its restructuring effort and will keep a lid on its expenses. RTÉ reduced staff in the group by over 100 to 2,035 and pay was down from 176.1m in 2008 to 161.3m in 2009.

There was also a 20% cut in in-house programming at the station while the spend on overseas programming rose slightly.

RTÉ said over 784,609 programs had been watched on the RTÉ player. Viewership of RTE.ie is also up, over 62m pages are viewed on the site each month up from 20m in 2005. Nine million pod casts were also downloaded from the station in 2009.

The station’s director general Cathal Goan made €326,000 in 2009, a 6% decrease on his 2008 pay packet. Goan is retiring from RTÉ this year. The front-runners for his job include Managing Director of News and Current Affairs Ed Mulhall and former Ryanair Chief Exec’ and now RTE’s CFO Conor Hayes.

IPHONE USERS have been left disappointed after RTÉ moved to block an app that allowed the entire back catalogue from its online streaming service, RTÉ Player, to be watched on an iPhone.

The free ‘Telly Eireann’ app, developed by Aidan Butler under the name  ’RedRag Software’, which appeared in the iTunes App Store over the long weekend, quickly gained popularity on Twitter and Boards.ie after excited users learned the app allowed them to watch the Player’s contents once they were within range of a WiFi connection.

The unofficial app, named in honour of the moniker given to RTÉ in the ever-popular sitcom Father Ted, quickly gained a large following – but attracted the attention of RTÉ itself.

The broadcaster was obviously none too pleased at the idea of its technologies being circumvented by the app, and by yesterday lunchtime had managed to stop the app from being able to connect to its Player.

It appears that RTÉ also contacted Apple itself, who removed the software from the App Store early yesterday afternoon.

The combined measures mean that both existing and prospective users were blocked from using the software.

Disappointed users of the app suggested that RTÉ didn’t hold rights to show the Player’s content on mobile devices but that it was “pretty lame of RTÉ to kill the app”.

Similar sentiment was echoed on Twitter, where one user suggested RTÉ should either quickly produce their own alternative app, or purchase the Telly Eireann app and rebrand it itself.

The formal RTÉ Player website itself does not work on Apple products, as it requires the Adobe Flash Player which the iPhone does not support.

The BBC blocked a similar app that accessed its own iPlayer in March, but has announced intentions to produce its own official iPlayer app.

Update, 2:50pm: RTÉ has itself posted a reply on the Boards.ie thread in question, confirming that it was forced to block the app because it would have to renegotiate the terms of its licences for the content on the website.

An RTÉ representative said: “For an RTÉ Player App to be developed for the iPhone, we would need to put in place a secure copy-protection mechanism for the iPhone, as well as re-negotiate contracts with the rights-holders.”