TG4 - 20 Bliain ag Fás
Ar an lá seo, fiche bliain ó shin, thosaigh an stáisiún Teilifis na Gaeilge (d'athraigh an t-ainm go TG4 sa bhliain 2000). Suite i nGaeltacht Conamara, tá clú bainte amach ag TG4 de bhárr a chláracha fáisnéise, ceol agus spóirt, agus thosaigh cuid mhaith réaltanna RTE ansin freisin, mar shampla Daithí Ó Sé, Gráinne Seoige agus Eoghan Mac Diarmada. Cé nach bhfuil céadatán árd de lucht féachana acu, féachann beagnach 700,000 daoine ar clár TG4 uair sa tseachtain, agus leis an Seinnteoir, craolann siad go domhanda. Foilsíodh pobalbreith inniu a dúirt go raibh meas ag 73% den phobail don stáisiún, agus dúirt 69% gur fiú an costas de €30m a chaitheamh air. Ach an rud is tabhachtaí ná gur athraigh TG4 an íomha seanchaite don teanga, agus tharraing siad an teanga isteach sa 21ú aois.
On this day 20 years ago, Teilifís na Gaeilge was launched (the name was changed to TG4 in 2000). Based in Connemara, the station has built a reputation for its documentaries, sports programmes and music, with various RTE stars such as Daithí O'Sé, Gráinne Seoige and Eoghan McDermott beginning the careers at the station. Though the market share is relatively small (3%), 700,000 viewers watch at least one TG4 programme per week, and a survey published today announced that 73% of the public valued the station as part of the national culture, with 69% supprted the annual cost of 30 million euro. But most importantly, the station, particularly its marketing department, have transformed the old-fashioned perception of Irish, taking it into the 21st century.
Táim i mo chónaí san Ísiltír agus uaireanta bím ag feic le TG4 freisin.
Faire mé ar TG4 gach lá, agus mo iníon freisin. I watch TG4 every day, and my daughter too.
I don't understand everything, but it has been an enjoyable way to keep me learning. I hope I said everything right in my Irish.
fair connotes "watching over" or "keeping vigil" (and it would be fairim in the 1st person present tense). Some people use focal faire for "password", though it is closer to "watch word", which once was synonymous with "password", but probably isn't anymore.
breathnaigh ar and féach ar are more likely to be used for "watching TV".
Féachaim ar TG4 gach lá.
Féach ar TG4 gach lá is an order, telling someone else to "Watch TG4 every day".