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Saorview DTT goes live in Ireland

May 27, 2011

Saorview, Ireland’s new free-to-air digital television service, has been launched by the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte. The service carries eight channels and is now available to 97 per cent of households in Ireland.

RTÉ One, RTÉ Two HD, TV3, TG4, RTÉ News Now, 3e, RTÉjr and RTÉ One + 1 are all available on Saorview, which also carries a new digital RTÉ Aertel service and RTÉ’s radio services.

“Saorview will secure the future of Irish free-to-air television in the digital age,” Rabbitte commented.

Saorview replaces the old analogue television service, which will be shut off across Europe at the end of next year.

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