UPC and The Oireachtas announce a first for Ireland. From today, UPC will broadcast on a pilot basis a dedicated parliamentary channel called Oireachtas TV on digital channel 801. To celebrate the channel launch, today’s (Tuesday) Dáil proceedings will be broadcast live from 2pm. This service will be provided free of charge to all digital cable customers.
Oireachtas TV is a public service broadcast for the two houses of the Oireachtas. For the first time, extended coverage of sittings in Dáil Éireann will be available to view on digital television. The channel will also broadcast coverage of sessions of Seanad Éireann and sittings of the Oireachtas Committees will be aired when the Dáil is not in session. The Houses of the Oireachtas is creating innovative partnerships to meet an increasingly diverse and media-savvy population.