RTÉ TWO is the second channel provided by the Republic of Ireland's leading public service broadcaster. Like its sister channel, RTÉ ONE, its income is derived from licence fee payments and advertising/sponsorship revenue
 
It first went on-air on 2nd November 1978, with a gala evening broadcast from Cork. Down the years, the name style for RTÉ's second channel has varied. It began life as RTE2, and was relaunched as Network 2 in 1988. By 1997, a new station logo was launched with the legend "N2", although announcements still referred to "Network 2". 2003 saw the adoption of "RTÉ Network Two" as the on-air name.
 
In October 2004, RTÉ's second channel dropped the "Network" from its brand name and used the name style "RTÉ TWO". The new presentation package introduce the channel's colour scheme of red and orange, which it has maintained to this day.



Click for larger image RTE Two Ident
2005
Click for larger image On 2nd October 2004, RTÉ rebranded its second channel from N2 to RTÉ Two. The reprise of the RTÉ Two name, after 16 years, reflected increased investment in original programming for the station.
 
A new presentation package was rolled out using the channel's new colour scheme - featuring the green, white and orange of the national flag. Station idents saw cut-scenes combining film and animation leading to the common theme of each ident - an open room where items from the cut-scene reappear.


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2005
Click for larger image RTÉ Two's 2004 presentation package was created by Dublin animation house Piranha Bar under the guidance of RTÉ senior graphic designer, Derek Ryan.

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2005
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2005
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2005
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2005
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Click for larger image RTE Screen Two
2005
Click for larger image Always seen before films on the station, and followed by a Screen Two sting.

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2005
Continuity
2005
Prog Promo
2005


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2005
Click for larger image RTÉ TWO's early evening teenage programmes strand featured in-vision continuity links with competitions, features and interviews. This strand was later renamed Two Tube.
 
Presenter: Aidan Power


Click for larger image RTE Two Christmas Ident
2005
Click for larger image The festive look for the station in 2005 and 2006.

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2005
Click for larger image "Bling up yer Christmas wid' RTÉ Two!"


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2010
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Click for larger image RTE Two Ident
2011
Click for larger image A new presentation package for RTÉ Two, designed in-house by Ultan Courtney and Conor Cassidy of RTÉ Graphic Design, was introduced on 17th September 2009. Maintaining the red and orange colour scheme and the theme of rooms used in the 2004 package, the ident sequences make use of two unusual mascots, a venus fly trap plant and a pug dog, who star among various other species of flowers and insects.

Click for larger image RTE Two Ident
2011
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2011
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2011
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Click for larger image RTE Two Movies Ident
2011
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Click for larger image RTE Two Sport Ident
2011
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Examples of programme promotions


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2011
Programme Promo
2011
Programme Promo
2011


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