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Cúla 4
Country Ireland
Broadcast area Ireland,
Northern Ireland,
Worldwide Online
Network TG4
Programming
Language(s) Irish
Picture format PAL I standard
Ownership
Owner Teilifís na Gaeilge
Sister channels TG4
History
Launched 31 October 1996 (Programming block)
1 September 2009 (Channel)
Former names Cúlabúla (1996–1999)
Links
Website Cúla4.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Saorview Channel 4
Freeview (UK) Channel 51
(Northern Ireland only)
Cable
Virgin Media
(Ireland)
Channel 104 (TG4 SD)
Channel 137 (TG4 HD)
Channel 602 (Cúla 4)
Virgin Media
(UK)
Channel 877 (TG4)
(Northern Ireland only)
Satellite
Saorsat Ka-Sat 9A (9.0°E), TP 20185 L (TG4)
Astra 2E (28.2°E) 12304 H 27500 2/3 (TG4 HD)
11914 H 27500 5/6 (TG4 SD)
Sky (Ireland) Channel 104 (TG4 HD)
Channel 804 (TG4 SD)
Sky (UK) Channel 163 (TG4 HD)
Channel 837 (TG4 SD)
(Northern Ireland only)
IPTV
Magnet Entertainment Channel 104 (TG4)
Smart Vision Channel 414 (TG4)
Eir TV Channel 104 (TG4 SD)
Channel 118 (TG4 HD)
Channel 602 (Cúla 4)
Streaming media
TG4 Watch live (TG4)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (TG4, Ireland only)
AerTV Watch live (TG4, Ireland only)

Cúla4 (Irish: Cúla Ceathair) is an Irish language programming block and a stand-alone television channel for Irish speaking children in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is operated by TG4.

Cúla4 ar Scoil

An educational programme, Cúla4 Ar Scoil ("Cúla 4 at School"), was created in April 2020, in response to the closure of all schools during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland in 2020. This followed RTÉ's launch of its Home School Hub in March 2020. It is recorded in Connemara, with teachers Caitriona ni Chualain and Fiachra O Dubhghaill presenting daily lessons for the 30-minute show. A second series began in September with teachers Orla Ní Fhinneadha and Micheál Ó Dubhghaill.

Cúla 4 strands

  • CÚLA4 NA nÓG: airing between 07:00 - 14:00 is a programming block targeting pre-school children ages 2 to 5, it airs series such as Elmo's World, Tar ag Spraoi Sesame, Dora the Explorer (in Irish, teaching Spanish), Ni Hao Kai Lan, Franny's Feet, Dive, Olly, Dive, and The Mr. Men Show. All programmes are in the Irish language.
  • CÚLA4: airs between 14:00-16:50 is a programming block targeting 6 to 11 year olds. Programmes include Ben 10, Johnny Test, SpongeBob SquarePants, Scaredy Squirrel, Back at the Barnyard, Eliot Kid, The Mighty B!, Skunk Fu, Bog Stop, Fanboy & Chum Chum and Clarence.
  • PONC: airs between 16:50-19:00 targeting 12 to 18 year olds. It hosts a number of live action drama series such as Aifric (which is also shown in Scotland on BBC Alba), and international shows such as H2O, Life with Derek, 8 Simple Rules, My Super Sweet 16, The Hills, The City, Gossip Girl, South Park, One Tree Hill, Dance Academy, Switched at Birth, Wipeout and What I Like About You. It also shows a number of extreme sports shows such as Planet X and Groms Tour. This programming block is hosted by Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and Colmán Mac Séalaigh.

Other Cúla4 na nÓg programmes

Other Cúla 4 programmes

Cúla4 has also dubbed some children's films into Irish including Harry Potter, Jungledyret Hugo, Free Willy, Scooby Doo, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Thumbelina and A Troll in Central Park.

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