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Late on 23rd October 2012 the last UK region, N.I. switched off Analogue BBC1 NI, UTV, C4 and C5. BBC2 had previously turned off.
About 10am 24th October 2012 the Irish Analogue TV was turned off (RTE1, RTE2, TV3 and TG4)
More on our sister site www.saortv.info
Analogue BBC Two was permanently switched off in the early hours of Wednesday 10 October. Freeview digital channels, including BBC Two, are available for the first time to thousands of viewers served by local relay transmitters.
Some relay sites in NI have never had Channel Five Analogue or Digital Terrestrial TV. Many people in Ireland on East Coast and South of Border are now getting Freeview for the first time or a more reliable signal. The BBC A mux. is now at full power from Divis & Brougher Mountain. This is particularly a big boost for Brougher Mountain reception.
(Pictured left is disused aerial Array on Keeper Hill, Tipperary used
to be used to pick up Brougher Mountain UK analogue TV from NI for
relay on MMDS and Cable in Limerick).
This small DAB/FM radio was sold for about €25 and reduced to under €9
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Is there such a thing as too much information?
UPC will finally, after promising the service several years ago, launch their Video On Demand (VOD) streaming service.
The early hours of this coming 30th April will mark the closure of a chapter in European broadcasting, but few in Ireland will realise it and indeed you wouldn't blame them for not noticing. It'll be the final shut down of all current analogue television at 19.2 degrees east, the home of the original Astra satellite fleet.
Original piece was 16th March 2012
Update on 26th March 2012
Really old news recycled by BBC
They don't mention the Canal+ case settled out of court?
I've always said Terrestrial Pay TV isn't viable in Ireland.
TV Numeric, the sole company marketing the French basic pay-DTT package, is contemplating pulling the plug on its business
Read more on "Broadband TV News"
This is what "Radio Amateur" should maybe be about in the 21st Century, rather than CW bugs, Echolink, DStar, collecting squares and off the shelf rigs.
From 1905 to 1950s Amateur radio was in the forefront of Innovation and Wireless Experimentation. Post Office Trunk circuit SSB applied to Radio etc after WWII.
Anyone near N.I. Border should consider a Saorview TV that has DVB-T2 tuner or a "Freeview HD" TV. ASO for N.I. on 24th October will dramatically increase transmission power and add more transmitter sites. An HD DVB-T2 multiplex will be added. Some sites may have a DVB-T2 "mini-mux" for a few Irish channels.
Finally officially confirmed what we knew, ASO (Analogue Switch Off of television) in NI, and Ireland is end of October 2012. The exact date is confirmed as 24th October 2012.
The BAI has released its report on Saorview content and transmission for the future.
When I was in Germany recently, I went into a newsagents in Cologne railway station to look at TV magazines. I have been watching continental TV for some time, and I was wondering what the style, content and range of TV listings magazines were.