RTÉ One will be required to reach a subtitling target of 87-92% by 2018, while TV3 must have between 51-55% of all programmes subtitled under new changes outlined by the BAI on Television Subtitling, Sign Language and Audio Description.

Under the changes to the Rules, RTÉ One’s target of 87-92% by 2018, is compared to 82-87% in 2014. In the case of TV3, it will be required to reach a subtitling target of 51-55% compared to 43-47% in 2014.

Subtitling targets are also set for the first time for the three RTÉ television services established in 2011, namely RTÉjr, RTÉ Plus 1 and RTÉ News Now.

The changes were announced on 27th January as The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland published revised rules governing the level of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer to the public.

The rules update the current Access Rules, which were last reviewed in 2012.

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