Five decades of Irish analogue television broadcasting came to an end with the switchover to digital on 24 October 2012. The Saorview digital service ushered in a new era in Irish broadcasting, with clearer pictures, better sound quality and access to a wider range of channels.
- Title Irish Analogue Television Broadcasting Comes To An End
- 1st Broadcast 24/10/2012
- ContributorSharon Ní Bheoláin (Newsreader)
Conor Hunt (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:54
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Switchover To Digital Television
- Extended description
This RTÉ News report on the switchover features archive footage of Éamon de Valera on the opening night of Telefís Éireann on New Year's Eve 1961. Conor Hunt reports on the end of analogue, with Miriam O'Callaghan double-clicking the mouse.
Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte, describes the switchover as a landmark event in the history of Irish television. Mick Kehoe, Engineer for RTÉ Networks Limited, says they are delighted to have the "latest and greatest" in technology.
RTÉ Chairman, Tom Savage, speaks of the benefits that the new digital service will bring in terms of the visual quality of broadcasts.
Brian Geraghty, Saorview Digital Reception Manager, states that Saorview are offering support to anyone experiencing difficulties with the switchover.
A RTÉ News Six One report on 24 October 2012 on the analogue-digital TV switchover. The report by Conor Hunt is introduced by newsreader Sharon Ní Bheoláin.
- Local keywords RTÉ News, Saorview, Analogue, Digital, Switchover, Teilefís Éireann, Sharon Ní Bheolain, Conor Hunt, Pat Rabbitte, Mick Kehoe, Tom Savage, Brian Geraghty
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2012
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN12/00298
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- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 16:9 (widescreen)
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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