A RTE Channel 4 show that used to run on the channel has been taken offline by the broadcaster, citing copyright infringement.
The channel is the latest channel to be taken offline following complaints about its content.
RTE says the channel used to be owned by Celtic but has since been owned by Scottish National and has been operated by Danish company Dansk Media.
“RTE’s current programming portfolio does not comply with its core obligations under copyright law, including fair use, the fair dealing principle, fair dealing to non-parties and fair dealing between broadcasters and their audience,” RTE says in a statement.
Dans’ statement says it “is taking legal action to defend itself against RTE’s claims that it is illegally distributing and licensing its channel.”
The BBC said it had received complaints from members of the public.
A BBC spokesperson said it “takes the rights of copyright holders very seriously and has a robust system in place to deal with any complaints about our content.”