Pictured announcing the deal from left: Marcus O’Doherty, RTÉ Digital Technology Development Manager; Noel Curran, RTÉ Director General; Tom O’Connor, Version 1 Director; and Brendan McGettrick, Version 1 Head of Commercial Sector.

“Meeting audience needs is a key element of our digital strategy and providing ‘always-on’ business platforms for centralised and efficient content creation and multi-channel distribution is a pivotal part of this strategy,” explains Tom Grealis, Director of Production and Operations, RTÉ Digital. “With a long-standing track record in value-driven solution development and as a leader in application support services, Version 1 topped our partner selection. We recently launched a new audio-visual content-management system called Clipper – developed for us by Version 1 – and feedback from users has been positive, with a 50% improvement in programme turnaround time reported.”

Version 1 Head of Commercial Sector Brendan McGettrick said,“Version 1 is delighted to have been selected as a partner to RTÉ Digital and to be involved with the broadcaster at such an exciting time. We look forward to building on our partnership, leveraging technology to deliver innovative solutions that deliver efficiencies, shorten time-to-market and support future growth in the digital market.”

About RTÉ Digital

RTÉ Digital is responsible for leading RTÉ’s overall digital strategy. A central part of this strategy is to ensure RTÉ’s content is available wherever and whenever the audience requires. RTÉ Digital has harnessed the collective digital expertise of the organisation to bring high-quality content and services to Irish and international audiences across a range of platforms, devices and markets. In addition, RTÉ Digital manages and is developing its stable of industry-leading digital platforms and services RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player and RTÉ News Now.

    RTÉ Digital’s key priorities are to meet the needs of audiences now and in the future through innovation and technology, engagement with social media, and by playing an active role within the Digital Economy. The division also seeks to develop partnerships with industry-leading companies and organisations, in the areas of technology, design, device manufacture and content provision.