Houses of the Oireachtas IPTV service on the Government Networks
This service changed to widescreen on 1 December 2006
Please note that this multicast IPTV service is only available on the Government Networks in Ireland.
That is, this service is available to Government Departments, Offices and Agencies connected to the Government Networks.
The televisions channels are converted from the SDI video format supplied by the Oireachtas Broadcasting Unit, and and provided as multicast MPEG4 at 1.2 MBit/sec. using digital encoders.
This service is provided in association with the Department of Finance.
Live coverage of the Dáil, Seanad, and 4 committee channels is now available.
The IPTV service can be viewed using a PC or using a STB (set top box) and a television with a SCART connection.
The IPTV Gov MPEG4 service is available to Government Departments, Offices and agencies on the Government Networks, provided in association with the Department of Finance.
Update July 2009The A125 is the current STB. It's the direct sucessor to the A124 that was previously recommended. http://www.aminocom.com/index.asp?PageID=2145848491
(1) Download the latest version of VLC from www.videolan.org and install it (note that earlier versions don’t support the required codec, so don’t skip this step if you already have an older version)
(2) Start VLC
(3) Select "Open Network…" from the "Media Menu"
(4) From the "Protocol" dropdown, select "UDP"
(5) In the "Address" field enter "126.96.36.199"
(6) In the "Port" field enter "2001"
It should now look like this:-
(7) Click “Play”
Should all relevant access rules be correct, you will see the Dáil.
There are six channels available:-
Address Port Description
188.8.131.52 2001 Dáil
184.108.40.206 2002 Seanad
220.127.116.11 2003 Committee Room 1
18.104.22.168 2004 Committee Room 2
22.214.171.124 2005 Committee Room 3
126.96.36.199 2006 Committee Room 4
For technical queries, please contact
Department of Finance,
Phone: +353 (0) 1 604 5018.
For further information, or comments about this Parliamentary IPTV service, please contact:
Mr. Leo Bollins, Principal Clerk, eDemocracy Unit,
Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas,
Phone: + 353 (0) 1 618 3568
Fax: + 353 (0) 1 618 4035
For queries in relation to Oireachtas broadcasting, please contact:
Ms Anne-Marie Lynch
Broadcast Manager, Oireachtas Broadcasting Unit
Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas
Phone: + 353 (0) 1 618 4250
Fax: + 353 (0) 1 618 4246
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