David McCullough had mentioned at the end of Prime Time tonight that it will get a brand new studio, presumably with new titles, an extended programme & an online BTS programme on RTÉ Player from Tuesday the 1st of October.
Brand new studio? Surely Studio 4 at RTE is the best studio, it is the largest, are they moving into Studio 1?
Possibly they really mean a “brand new set” rather than actual studio.
ITV3 and ITV4 are the only channels now from ITV on Virgin Ireland?
Yep I’m a customer and we get ITV 3 and 4. However a lot of the sport on ITV 4 is blacked out for copyright reasons. For instance the Rugby World Cup matches on ITV 4 are blacked out as Eir Sport have the rights in Ireland. As mentioned in a previous post we used to have ITV 2 but it was removed as many of its programmes are carried on the Virgin Media channels.
Strange though, as ITV Sport on those channels would probably be unblocked if you had Sky or Freesat?
Well yes, because you cannot block a free to air signal (Channel 4 and FreeSports, as I mentioned earlier, both encrypt their ROI versions for that very reason, though I haven’t seen anything blocked on C4 in years and FreeSports now offers alternative programming instead of just blocking). That blocking has been happening a long time now on ITV4 on Virgin and it seems to be virtually all sport with few exceptions (La Liga, for the brief period at the start of this season it was on ITV4, being one of the few).