Digital Switch Over

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RTÉ new digital service SAORVIEW launches an information campaign aimed at guiding people through the switch over from analogue to digital television.

  • Title
    Saorview
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/03/2011
  • Contributor
    Sinéad Crowley (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:30
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Digital Switch Over
  • Extended description

    Sinéad Crowley reports on a campaign to make people aware of the switch from an analogue to a digital television signal. Around 600,000 homes across the country currently receive some or all of their televison service via an aerial. That service known as analogue transmission will be switched off across Europe towards the end of 2012.

    A free to air television in Ireland  will be provided by RTE's new digital service SAORVIEW. An information campaign aimed at guiding people through the change is being launched this week.

    The report includes an advertisement for SAORVIEW a free digital television service received with an aerial. The advertisement features the animated characters Tommy and PJ.    

    Rory Coveney of RTÉ explains how SAORVIEW will work.

  • Local keywords
    Broadcasting, Television, Digital, SAORVIEW, RTÉ, Rory Coveney, Sinéad Crowley, 2010s
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2011
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN11/00074
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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