[vicsireland] Re: Fair City to appear on RTE IPlayer

  • From: Mark Magennis <Mark.magennis@xxxxxxx>
  • To: vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 17:22:09 +0100

Just to avoid any confusion, this is the RTÉ Player, not the iPlayer. I know it 
may sound like I'm being picky and I often am but I've had crossed 
conversations before when someone says iPlayer and means RTÉ Player, which has 
no 'i' in it.

Gerry, does the RTÉ Player have AD capability so that when Fair City is 
broadcast with AD (three trial episodes this Autumn) will that be available 
through the Player?


On 4 May 2012, at 16:01, Gerry Ellis wrote:

> Hi,
> I thought this might be of interest to you.
> I wonder how people have gotten on recently using the Iplayer?
> One deaf person commented to me that access services such as subtitling do
> not appear on the Iplayer, even if they were present during the original
> transmission. I wonder if this is your experience or does it matter to you?
> There will be a meeting of the RTE Audience Council on May 17th and I would
> like to raise the issue of the Iplayer again, so all comments are welcome.
> Take care,
> Gerry ellis
> If you don't know where you're going,
> How will you know when you get there?
> ========== Original Message ==========
> FAIR CITY reaching a wider audience through positioning on additional
> platforms
> RTÉ Drama is pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with Equity
> and the Irish Playwrights' and Screenwriters' Guild on rights for the RTÉ
> Player and RTÉ One+1. This means RTÉ's Fair City will be available on the
> RTÉ Player and RTÉ One+1, commencing with the episode broadcasting on
> Tuesday, 1st May, 2012. Tuesday's episode will be available on the RTÉ
> Player, shortly after broadcast across the island of Ireland. There is
> provision in the agreement for twenty-one day catch-up. The period of the
> current agreement is for two years, up to the 30th of April, 2014.
> Fair City will be available on the RTÉ Player - www.rte.ie/player - online,
> on mobile via iphone, on iPad and iPod Touch, plus on notebooks, PS3 and on
> desktops.  It will also be available on RTÉ One + 1 on both SAORVIEW and
> UPC.
> RTÉ Drama Commissioning Editor, Jane Gogan said: 
> "Fair City is intrinsic to RTÉ's schedule with a longstanding relationship
> with viewers.  As audiences look for new ways to view programmes RTÉ, Equity
> and the Irish Playwrights' and Screenwriters' Guild have reached agreement
> bringing Fair City to the Player and RTÉ ONE+1. There has been immense input
> and imagination from all parties to the negotiations to make this work and I
> think we are at one in being happy to hand over to the audience."
> RTÉ Fair City's 'Bob Charles', aka Bryan Murray, who had a role in the
> negotiations said: 
> "As Ireland's premier and most-watched drama, Fair City's place is on the
> RTÉ Player and the cast are very happy that negotiations have been concluded
> successfully between Equity and RTÉ management. We're all very proud of Fair
> City and it's only right that our large and loyal viewership will now be
> able to catch up on each episode of Fair City, for twenty-one days, in and
> around their busy schedules."
> -Ends -
> Issued: Tuesday May 1st (embargoed until May 2nd) 
> <winmail.dat>

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