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) is an Irish public service broadcaster for Irish-language speakers. It is available to 98% of homes in Ireland through digital terrestrial television Saorview and is available on Virgin Media Ireland, e Vision, Magnet Networks and Sky Ireland.TG4 is also available to watch online live and to view previously broadcast programmes from around the world through the TG4 Player.
The transmitter was built at a cost of IR£4,000 through donations from local Gaeltacht communities.The new programme for government also sought to launch Tna G as the 3rd channel. Higgins remained as Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht under Taoiseach John Bruton. The total cost in establishing the transmission and links networks, and the construction of the station's headquarters in the Connemara Gaeltacht, was IR£16.1 million.Annual running costs increased from IR£10.2 million in 1996 to IR£16 million in 2001, and €30 million in 2006.It has been reported to have a share of 2% of the national television market in the Republic of Ireland and 3% of the national television market in Northern Ireland.The daily Irish-language programme schedule is its core service: seven hours of programming in Irish supported by a wide range of material in other languages, mostly English.In fewer than six months from the launch of Teilifís na Gaeilge, almost 65% of Ireland's television sets were able to receive the channel and the nightly audience had risen to 250,000 viewers.
Three months later, in May 1997, independent research revealed that the station was able to attract audiences of 500,000, or 68% of television sets in Ireland, for at least one hour's viewing per week.
In 1969, Lelia Doolan, Jack Dowling and Bob Quinn published Sit down and Be Counted, a book describing their campaign for a separate Irish-language television service.
Bob Quinn is a maverick film director who produced many documentaries and fiction films through the Irish language on limited budgets, including the first Irish-language feature film Poitín starring Niall Tóibín, Cyril Cusack and Donal Mc Cann.
Fianna Fáil entered into coalition with The Labour Party in 1993 and as part of their programme for government they included the setting up of Tna G. Higgins as Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht and the responsibility for broadcasting moved to his department.
This government left office in 1994 and was replaced by the Rainbow Coalition.
TG4 launched its high-definition channel (TG4 HD) in 2012 on Virgin Media Ireland.