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  • 01-03-2022 2:02pm
    Registered Users Posts: 844 ✭✭✭

    With the EU banning RT.

    Is it still on the Irish EPG?




  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,499 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg

    It was removed last year for Brexit reasons. I believe Eir has removed it this week though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,783 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,418 ✭✭✭✭Alun

    It's still broadcasting loud and clear on Astra 28.2E FTA. Seems to still be on the Sky EPG too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17 done123

    Eir Tv Removed the RT News Channel and Documentary channel on Monday 28th February.

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,499 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg

    It’s gone from the Irish EPG since 14th December 2020. Sky removed any channels that opted not to take an EU license after Brexit. Still on the U.K. EPG.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,299 ✭✭✭dublinman1990

    RT will be removed from the Astra satellite service right across Europe very imminently. SES are based in Luxembourg which is an EU member state. The Guardian in the UK has reported that the live uplinks for the channel will be abruptly cut off once they get official regulatory clearance to remove it.

    Once it's removed from Sky & Freesat; the slot that's vacated by RT will not be allowed to be sold to them as the sanctions will kick in for the Russian Government.

    The slot allocation has to lapse meaning RT cannot get any revenue from selling it off to other satellite TV operators in Europe.

    The satellite TV feed for RT is also relayed on Freeview transmitters in the UK. That means once it goes off Satellite at that point. The same thing will happen for Freeview users in the UK.

    Post edited by dublinman1990 on

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

    i have never watched RT is it blatantly pro-Putin?😶 like this?

  • Registered Users Posts: 844 ✭✭✭marclt

    You’re not far wrong!

    The RT feed on Sky has now been replaced with simulcast of RT America. News on the hour, and a selection of pro Russian/anti Ukrainian documentaries on the half hour.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight

    RT Espanol / Fance still there in Spanish / French on 19.2E V 22000

    English language versions are RT America on 19E and with a 2 second lag 28E. - for channel changes if they get pulled.

    RT scroll bar saying EU has banned them, Sputnik , and will be on line on odysee

    All news stations have an agenda. ITN produce different flavours of news for ITV/Channel 4/Channel 5. BBC World Service sanitises UK politics. But in this case RT is telling a different story to everyone else. Press TV (Iran) going hard on the "It's all the fault of the USA meddling in global politics" and once that's said falling back to the same story as everyone else.

    Ukraina 24 13E 11219 H 299990 3/5 8PSK - in Ukrainian though

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,386 ✭✭✭NSAman

    Used to watch RT for their documentaries. Different perspective. When the war started was watching it, the original programming was replaced by American sounding presenters. It was such propaganda that I had to turn off. It annoyed me so much felt like ripping the TV out of the wall. No harm it’s gone.

    better for my blood pressure too!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

    interesting to hear George Galloway and Alex Salmond stance on this, both are on the RT payroll

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,534 ✭✭✭Gerry Wicklow

    RT pulled from 28E and 19E

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,290 ✭✭✭liamtech

    Seems to be gone from HOTBIRD too

    Interestingly Hotbird is still broadcasting RT Docs - Just checked - But all the different languages off 19.2 and 13 are gone -

    Sic semper tyrannis - thus always to Tyrants

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,984 ✭✭✭mikeym

    If Russia Today was independent and wasn’t financed by the Russian government I wouldn’t have a problem with it.

    I know there’s two sides to every story but Russia Today never criticises the Russian Government and is always quick to pounce on other countries screwups.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,047 ✭✭✭GIMP

    The app is still streaming and can be Chromecasted.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

  • Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭goldiefresh

    For anyone with a smart tv / firestick both rt news and rt doc still available on this free playlist <mod deleted>

    Post edited by icdg on

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

    but you know.. no matter how distasteful we may find their output should they not be allowed to broadcast??? - freedom of speech and all that

    i mean its like something the Ruskies themselves would do😐️

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,439 ✭✭✭KildareP

    Why should someone or something be allowed continue operating on "freedom of speech" grounds when that same someone or something is actively denying many others their freedoms?

    Like someone in jail for a crime complaining they are being held captive against their will.

    RT is off the air as part of a massive list of sanctions being levied against all sorts of Russian companies, organisations and people.

  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭HerrKapitan

    Most of it is. But you do have some news reports in amongst it. Just like any other news outlet around the world.

    Some articles appearing on RTE news website, were also on the RT website. So its not all bad, as why would RTE also post the same articles.

    The article in question was Putin having his honoury taekwando black belt taken off him.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,783 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    <Mod: there’s no way to edit quotes any more, so the entire quote is deleted>

    will that work on tivimate, if i just stick it into a playlist?

    Post edited by icdg on

  • Registered Users Posts: 224 ✭✭goldiefresh

    Iv been using it with tivimate for last 2 years! It will work with any player that supports m3u

    Post edited by icdg on

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,499 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg

    No discussion of the politics of this. I’m happy for discussion to continue as long as it keeps to the broadcasting angle but there are millions of other places to discuss the broader picture, this isn’t it.

    Additionally there is no discussion of breach of copyright or posting links to illegal sources.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,290 ✭✭✭liamtech

    Just hoping back here for a bit! Is this the first time we have observed the complete cessation of a global news chain? Im leaving politics out of it, i know where i am. But the nerd in me is curious about this.

    Sic semper tyrannis - thus always to Tyrants

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight

    Press TV (Iran) got chucked out of UK , but like Rossiya 24 and Ukraina 24 is still on air on on Hotbird 13E

    Rossiya 24 has been showing the same images on loop beside a press briefing from Moscow so you aren't missing much.

    Feeds for satellites broadcasting to the UK satellite are mostly from the EU so more of a single even rather than lots of little ones.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,783 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    any ideas where i can download RT related podcasts?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,981 ✭✭✭skallywag

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,783 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    what im looking for isnt there unfortunately, i ll have to look deeper

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,783 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    got it on youtube, looks like some stuff being reposted there, it ll probably be taken down soon....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,783 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    this seems to be just a global list of fta channels, i cant see why it should be blocked on the site