What is Saorview?

Saorview is Ireland’s first free digital television service, it brings all your favourite Irish TV channels in crystal clear quality (including HD).

What is Free-to-air?

Free-to-air are television and radio services broadcast in clear form, allowing any person with the appropriate receiving equipment to receive the signal and view or listen to the content without requiring a subscription, other ongoing cost, or one-off fee.

How can I get free TV in Ireland?

At the moment, the most common by far method of receiving free to air satellite TV is from Astra 28.2e. There are 100s of free satellite channels broadcast from Astra including the BBCs, ITVs and C4 range of channels among many others. There is currently around 400 free channels you can pick up this way.  Find full channel list here

Can I get UK Freeview in Ireland?

Freeview is restricted to some areas in Ireland. … Thirdly, if you’re in range and have the right aerial, you need a set top box that cover Freeview and Saorview. Fourthly, if your house has a Sky dish, you can receive Freesat from the UK to a compatible box.

Will my existing aerial work with Saorview?
The vast majority of premises with existing outdoor or rooftop aerials will be able to receive Saorview signal.  The rule of thumb is if your existing aerial has been receiving a good quality signal on RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, TV3 and TG4 it should work for Saorview.

Can you record from a Saorview Box to DVD/Video Recorder?
You can use your existing video or DVD recorder to record from SAORVIEW. Consult your equipment manual for specific instructions, but in general it is simply a case of connecting the box to your recorder with a SCART lead. Many SAORVIEW approved boxes have a USB socket, and this provides a very simple and convenient means of recording to an external memory stick or hard drive (HDD) device.

If I own a hotel / B&B, and I currently have an analogue signal, what are my options?
This depends on the number of rooms with TVs.  In the case of a B&B or smaller hotel, you would need a Saorview Approved box or TV for each room, along with an aerial connection. For larger hotels you will need a Saorview Approved box for each available channel and these need to be split through a modulator to each room.

Our housing has a communal aerial. How will this affect me?
Your property management company will need to have the appropriate equipment in place before 24th October 2012.

Do you provide a full solution for commercial business switch over to Saorview?
Yes. Please contact us for further details. 086 828 9390

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