Netgem.TV has officially entered the Irish market.
RTÉ has commissioned Freesat to develop a new product for Saorview, Ireland’s free-to-air terrestrial platform, and the largest television platform in the Republic.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is discussing the possibility of reviving plans to have a commercial DTT multiplex operator.
Awareness of Ireland’s digital TV switchover has risen to 94,000, however only 50,000 of the 200,000 households reliant on digital TV have so far upgraded.
Red Bee Media is to supply TV and listings metadata for Saorview, Ireland’s free-to-air digital TV service.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has warned the proposed cost structure for carriage envisaged by RTÉ/RTÉNL means that only the public broadcaster itself would be in a position to be carried on Ireland’s DTT platform Saorview.
RTE has launched its public information campaign in the lead up to Ireland’s digital switchover.
RTE’s Digital Terrestrial Television service is now available to 90% of the Irish population, communications minister Eamon Ryan has announced.
RTE has appointed Sweden’s Teracom to test the receivers for its free-to-air DTT platform that has been named Saorview.