RTÉ One Frequency

RTÉ One is the flagship television channel of Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), and it is the most popular and most watched television channel in Ireland. It was launched as Telefís Éireann on 31 December 1961, it was renamed RTÉ Television in 1966, and it was renamed as RTÉ One upon the launch of RTÉ Two in 1978. RTÉ is funded partly by the licence fee, the remainder of the funding is provided by commercial advertising, because RTÉ is funded partly by the licence fee it shows considerably fewer advertisements than most other channels available in Ireland.

Launched : 31 December 1961
Owned by : Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Picture format : 576i 16:9 (SDTV)
Audience share : 25% Increase (31/12/2011)
Slogan : “Fuel Your Imagination”
Country : Republic of Ireland
Language : English , Irish , Irish Sign Language
Broadcast area : Ireland , Worldwide (online)
Headquarters : Montrose, Donnybrook, Dublin
Formerly called : Telefís Éireann (1961–1966) , RTÉ Television (1966–1978) , RTÉ1 (1978–1995)
Sister channel(s) : RTÉ Two , RTÉ News Now , RTÉjr
Timeshift service : RTÉ One +1

RTÉ One is available to 98% of the Irish population through the Saorview DTT service, it is carried on all the digital television services in the Republic of Ireland such as Sky Ireland, UPC Ireland, and Magnet Networks. It is also available in most of Northern Ireland via Saorview overspill, on Freeview, satellite provider Sky, and cable provider Virgin Media.

RTÉ One Frequency on;



Channel 1
Channel 8 (+1)

Channel 52 (Northern Ireland only)


Ka-Sat 9A (9.0°E), TP 20185 L

SCTV Digital
Channel 101

Channel 101 (IRL)
Channel 161 (NI only)

Astra 1N / 2A / 2F at 28.2° East
10744 POL : H SR : 22000 FEC : 5/6


UPC Ireland
Channel 101
Channel 107 (+1)

Virgin Media (UK)
Channel 875 (NI only)


Magnet Entertainment
Channel 101

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