In exactly 100 days Ireland's television network will no longer be broadcast in analogue form, instead replaced by digital, marking the most significant change in Ireland's broadcast history since the coming of colour television in 1969.
Over one million Irish adults, or 42% of the Irish online population, have used RTÉ Player, that's according to the broadcaster. The player was made available on the iPhone, iPod and iPad in December last year and has been downloaded over 200,000 times.
As promised by RTÉ's director of platform development Aisling McCabe at October's Dublin Web Summit, the RTÉ Player app for the iPhone and iPad has been released in time for Christmas. The universal iOS app made its way through Apple's App Store approval process last weekend, and was made available for free download as of this morning.
Aisling McCabe, director of platform development at RTÉ, took to the stage at the Dublin Web Summit this evening to announce RTÉ's plans to launch RTÉ Player iPhone and iPad app in the coming months. More specfically, before Christmas.