RTÉjr is a children ‘s channel operated by Ireland ‘s national broadcaster RTÉ Television, which targets a demographic between 2 – 6 years of age. The channel broadcasts 12 hours of programming each day between 07:00 and 19:00. The channel is available nationally through Saorview, UPC Ireland and Sky Ireland. The channel is supported by digital radio station RTÉ Junior and additional services available on-demand, on mobile and online. The channel operates alongside its sister strand TRTÉ.
Launched : September 20, 2010 (Block) / May 27, 2011 (Channel) / April 15, 2013 (Stand alone channel)
Owned by : Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Picture format : PAL I standard
Slogan : “Hey! What’s Your Thing?”
Country : Ireland
Language : English , Irish
Broadcast area : Ireland , Northern Ireland , Worldwide online
Headquarters : Montrose, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Sister channel(s) : RTÉ One , RTÉ Two , RTÉ News Now , TRTÉ
RTÉjr launched as a programming block on RTÉ Two on September 20, 2010 replacing Den Tots. On May 27, 2011 the programming block began to broadcast on its own channel without advertising on May 27, 2011 at 11:00. The programming block without advertising corresponds with RTÉ’s internal policy of not advertising during programming aimed at children under 6 years of age, a policy started in the early 1990s. This policy was outline in RTÉ proposal for the new service and was followed by a request from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and BAI that programming on both RTÉjr and RTÉ News Now be ad free.
From April 15, 2013 The channel began a stand alone schedule, however plans to replace the RTÉjr block on RTÉ Two have yet to come to light. The channel broadcasts as a stand-alone channel with its own schedule and new programming. RTÉ Two will at some stage refocus its early morning schedule with more mature themed programming.
RTÉjr Frequency on ;
Saorsat Ka-Sat 9A (9.0°E), TP 20185
Astra 1N / 2A / 2F (28.2°E)
10744 POL : H SR : 22000 FEC : 5/6
DVB-S/MPEG-2 , DVB-S/MPEG-4
Sky (NI only)