Today's Ireland adds Irish-language programming to US network
Michelle Clancy TG4 Ireland's premier Irish-language television station has begun distributing its Irish language content with English subtitles throughout the US.

Broadcasting nationwide on MHz Worldview (and also on MHz Networks 1 in the Washington DC metro market), Today's Ireland launched on St Patrick's Day last year with a Message to America from An Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Prime Minister of Ireland) and unedited, unfiltered and direct from the source television and film programme content from ten government, commercial and independent television and film production and broadcast sources.

"The Irish language programming (English sub-titled) supplied by TG4 television really adds to the authenticity and uniqueness of Today's Ireland television," said Frederick Thomas, founder and president of MHz Networks USA. "Native Irish speakers in the US and Irish-Americans will now have an added easy way to reinforce their cultural heritage and Irish language skills through tuning into Today's Ireland. English-speakers in our nationwide audience will follow TG4's superb professional television programs through subtitling; and the Irish language audio soundtrack will provide an added dimension to a quality educational viewing experience for MHz and Today's Ireland viewers across the US.

The programme's target audience is the established globally-minded American audience of 40 million US households and viewers on digital broadcast, cable and satellite affiliates, as well as the 50 million-strong Irish-American diaspora throughout the US.

"It's the nuance of expressions and emotions in foreign language television broadcasting that often get lost in English subtitling, and I am convinced that for Americans, hearing spoken Irish will bring them closer to experience this remarkable global culture and the essence of the beauty of the people and this hospitable country," said Thomas.