Irish TV and radio programme services such as RTÉ, TV3, TG4, Today FM etc are transmitted using radio spectrum. These signals are then receivable off air virtually anywhere there is a TV set connected to a suitable aerial and to anyone with a radio receiver. The services received will depend on location - the TV set or the radio set needs to be within the coverage area of the relevant transmitter.
What Does ComReg Do
ComReg issues licences for the rights to use this spectrum to the RTÉ Authority and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI on behalf of TV3, Today FM and independent local radio and community stations). The licences allow for the installation and right to use the equipment necessary (Wireless Telegraphy apparatus) to transmit programme services over the air.
What Does ComReg Not Do
ComReg does not regulate the programme services that are transmitted using radio spectrum. Irish Broadcasting content is a matter for the RTÉ Authority and the BAI. If you want to raise an issue about a RTÉ programme services you should contact RTÉ directly. RTÉ's contact details are as follows:
Contacting Other Bodies
If you wish to raise an issue regarding a non RTE programme service, you should contact the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
The Commission can be contacted at:
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland,
2 - 5 Warrington Place,
Tel: 01 644 1200