Digital Switch Over

Date: 29/08/2012 | Comments

 

Digital Switchover – Oct 24th

Ireland’s old analogue TV network is switching off on October 24th 2012. This will mean that anyone viewing TV from October 25th onwards will do so via a digital system.  Currently 84% of Irish TV viewers watch TV via digital systems but 17% will have to make the switch over the next few months.  There are a number of options available via Digital

  This is the Irish digital service and is a subsidiary of RTE, there is a one off fee for buying the box and getting set up and then the service is free.

For more information visit the Saorview site

  Another system that is available is Freesat – again, like Saorview there is a one off fee for the box and after that the service is free. Users of this service will be able to access over 150 TV and Radio channels however the Irish channels are not available on this system. 

Visit the FreeSat site

 

 The Sky system is a paid for service and offers up to xxx channels to its customers depending on the package they choose. This is a digital service and anyone who is currently a customer of Sky Ireland does not need to do anything ahead of October 24th.

Visit the Sky site

UPC is a paid service and offers up to xxx channels to its customers depending on the package they choose. This is a digital serivice and anyone who is currently a customer of UPC does not need to do anything ahead of October 24th

Visit the UPC Site