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Monday, 3 December 2012

Worldwide coverage on RTE for first Gathering 2013

The Gathering Ireland 2013 will get off to an exciting start on New Year's Eve when RTÉ marks the launch of the year-long event from Dublin. This launch broadcast will be available internationally on all manner of platforms including mobiles, tablets, PCs and even TVs (see below) so that those who love Ireland can join in the capital city’s New Year celebrations wherever they are.

RTÉ Television, RTÉ Radio and RTÉ.ie will ring in the New Year live from the NYE Dublin Countdown Concert in College Green, with headliner Imelda May and Bell X1 featuring at the event. Highlights from the NYE Dublin Festival including the People’s Procession of Light and the Big Bang Fireworks Spectacular will be covered, and special guests will be joining tv and radio presenters. The plan is to showcase the action and convey the atmosphere at the first official gathering of 2013.

New Year’s Eve Live – The Gathering begins on RTÉ Radio 1 at 10pm and RTÉ One television at 10.30pm, while RTÉ.ie will be the central hub for all of RTÉ’s coverage.

NYE Dublin is the first event of the Gathering Ireland 2013, a year-long calendar of Gatherings, special festivals and events organised by the people of Ireland to celebrate all that is great about our country/ancestral homeland.

Live and on-demand coverage will be truly multi-platform on the following devices:
• Mobile: RTÉ Player iPhone / iPad app (international), RTÉ News Now iPhone / iPad / Windows / Android app (international)
• Desktop: RTÉ Player (ROI & WW), RTÉ.ie/live, RTÉ.ie News
• UPC: RTÉ Player On-Demand coverage on UPC On-Demand
• Connected TV: Live and on-demand coverage on RTÉ Player Samsung Smart TV app
• Gaming Devices: Live and on-demand coverage on RTÉ Player app for PlayStation3.

See a short video of last year's NYE Dublin celebrations below.