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TG4, the Irish Language TV Station, Launches Nationwide, Broadcasting in the USA on Today's Ireland From MHz Networks

July 15, 2014 --

FALLS CHURCH, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 -- Today's Ireland, a public service, educational and free programming block broadcasting nationwide on MHz Worldview (and also on MHz Networks 1 in the Washington, D.C. metro market) announced today that TG4 -- Ireland's premier Irish language television station -- began distributing its Irish language content with English subtitles throughout the U.S. on July 13.

MHz Networks launched Today's Ireland on March 17, 2013 with a 'Message to America' from An Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Prime Minister of Ireland) and unedited, unfiltered and direct from the source television and film program content from ten government, commercial and independent television and film production and broadcast sources from the island of Ireland, North and South. Its target audience is the established globally-minded American audience of 40 million U.S. households and viewers on digital broadcast, cable and satellite affiliates, as well as the 50 million Irish-American Diaspora throughout the U.S.

Find where to watch TG4 nationally on MHz Worldview at: http://www.mhznetworks.org/mhz-worldview/carriage.

The following TG4 programs air nationally during the Today's Ireland programming block on MHz Worldview on Sundays from 1-3 PM ET.


Sundays, 1 PM ET
Comhrá (interviews)
In Irish with English subtitles.

Sundays, 1:30 PM ET
Sean Nós (music)
In Irish with English subtitles.

Sundays, 2 PM ET
Timpeall na Tíre (news roundup)
In Irish with English subtitles.

Sundays, 2:30 PM ET
Féilte - Slí an Atlantaigh (travelogue)
In Irish with English subtitles.

Viewers can watch TG4 programming in the Washington, D.C. metro area on MHz Networks 1: digital broadcast channel 30.1, Comcast 271, Cox 470, Verizon FiOS 451,RCN 30, Dish Network 8077 and DirecTV 56/2183. The details for D.C. distribution are here: http://www.mhznetworks.com/about/where-watch-mhz-dc

Frederick Thomas, Founder & President of MHz Networks - USA stated: "The Irish language programming (English sub-titled) supplied by TG4 television really adds to the authenticity and uniqueness of Today's Ireland television. Native Irish speakers in the U.S. and Irish-Americans, will now have an added easy way to reinforce their cultural heritage and Irish language skills through tuning into Today's Ireland. English speakers in our nationwide audience will follow TG4's superb professional television programs through subtitling; and the Irish language audio soundtrack will provide an added dimension to a quality educational viewing experience for MHz and Today's Ireland viewers across the U.S.

"It's the nuance of expressions and emotions in foreign language television broadcasting that often get lost in English subtitling and I am convinced that for Americans, hearing spoken Irish will bring them closer to experience this remarkable global culture and the essence of the beauty of the people and this hospitable country."

Today's Ireland programs air weekdays nationally on MHz Worldview from 1-4 PM ET, with RTE News One at 6:30 PM ET.

This content also airs on MHz1 in D.C. from 3-6 PM ET on weekdays and 5-7 PM ET on weekends.

Details about Today's Ireland are available on at: http://www.todaysireland.tv and also on the Today's Ireland YouTube page, available by searching for MHz Networks.

During the 15 months since its broadcasting launch in the U.S., Today's Ireland has developed an expanding Washington D.C. and national audience across. It is becoming a flagship public service channel for 'soft diplomacy' and information for the contemporary island of Ireland of the 21st century.

Tony Culley-Foster, a Derry & Donegal native, the UK and Ireland representative of MHz Networks, has worked with Frederick Thomas and Irish and British government, business and civil society leaders for three years to develop, launch and expand Today's Ireland. He said, "MHz recognizes the importance of the two major cultures (Irish and British) on the island of Ireland working together to deliver a lasting peace based on respect for individual differences, community reconciliation and collaborative education and help establish a progressive, innovative and entrepreneurial TV focus on Ireland of the 21st century and reinforcement of the U.S.-Ireland special relationship."

Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, TG4 spokesman says this is a very welcome development for his channel. "Irish has long been spoken in the United States," he said, "and we know that there is a significant demand for TV content in Irish among the many users of Irish right across the country. We are delighted to be able to bring some of our top programmes to a TV audience in the States and to the very positive reaction we know it will generate."

For additional information please contact:

Frederick Thomas
Founder and President
MHz Networks, USA
WWW.MHZNETWORKS.COM
http://www.todaysireland.tv
703-770-7100

Tony R. Culley-Foster
UK and Ireland Representative
MHz Networks, USA
1-571-277-2020

Padhraic O Ciardha
Vice-President
TG4 Television, Ireland
WWW.TG4.IE
011-353-1-476-3030


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