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TG4 - Teilifis Gaeilge is a television channel for Irish speakers, launched in 1996, and it has some links to the Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. While 730,000 viewers tune in to the station every day, the core audience is more in the region of 100,000. The daily Irish language programme schedule is its core service: over seven hours of programming in Irish supported by a wide range of material in other languages.

TG4 invests over €15m annually in original Irish programming from the independent production sector in Ireland. The channel has had a major role in increasing the profile of Ireland's Gaelic-speaking minority, which is mostly resident in rural west-coast communities but is increasingly represented by a self-confident and vibrant community in Ireland's cities. Considered technologically innovative and creative, TG4 (known as Teilifís na Gaeilge (TnaG) before a rebranding campaign in 1999) is making some of its programming available on the internet to subscribers. The soap opera Ros na Rún is one of its most popular programmes, and the station has a developed a reputation for ground-breaking independently produced documentaries.

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Radio Telefís Éireann
RTÉ One | Network 2 | TG4
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