SAORVIEW welcomes announcement of Channels
SAORVIEW welcomes the announcement today by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Pat Carey T.D., of the channel and service line up for the new SAORVIEW digital television platform due to be launched in May 2011 by RTÉ. This announcement is a key milestone in the development of digital television in Ireland.
The channels and services to be made available on SAORVIEW are the following:
RTÉ One, RTÉ Two HD, TV3, TG4, RTÉ News Now, 3e, RTÉjr, RTÉ One + 1 and RTÉ Digital Aertel.
The following radio services will also be available on SAORVIEW: RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, RTÉ Choice, RTÉ Pulse, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ Chill, RTÉJnr, and Radio 1 Extra.
Speaking today Mary Curtis, RTÉ’s Director of Digital Switchover said:
“The SAORVIEW channel and service line up announced today by Minister Carey represents great news for Irish television viewers. For the approximately 340,000 households who currently receive just the four main free-to-air TV channels this represents a significant increase in choice.”
“The SAORVIEW service will be launched at the end of May this year. We will be beginning a comprehensive public information campaign in mid March to explain how people can easily make the switch to the new SAORVIEW service and enjoy the benefits of Irish free-to-air digital television long into the future.” 23 février 2011