Saorview Digital Television
Saorview is Ireland’s free-to-air Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service which is available to over 98% of Irish homes. With Saorview you get access to TV channels from RTÉ, TV3, TG4, and UTV, as well as Radio and digital Aertel services.
2rn is responsible for operating the platform, having built and commissioned the digital network.
For more information on Saorview please go to: www.saorview.ie
Saorview is a free-to-air (FTA) service. Which means there are no monthly subscription fees or contracts to sign. In order to receive Saorview you will need an aerial and a set top (STB) or integrated digital television (iDTV).
Over 98% of Irish homes can receive Saorview through a roof top antenna. In certain good reception areas a set top antenna may suffice but for reliable reception a rooftop antenna is recommended.
For more information regarding receiving the Saorview signal please download the information booklet on the following link: Receiving SAORVIEW
Set Top Box/Integrated Digital Television
To receive Saorview you will need a suitable Set Top Box (STB) or Integrated Digital Television (iDTV) connected to an external aerial.
2rn has set up a receiver approval process to reassure consumers that receivers are Saorview compliant and will work correctly with the signals transmitted on the Saorview digital platform. Receivers that have been approved all carry the Saorview logo.
At present there are a number of Saorview approved receivers, the numbers available will continue to grow as manufacturers present more products for the testing process.
Consumers should seek advice from their specialist retailer or manufacturer if looking to make a purchase. 2rn recommends that consumers wishing to avail of the Saorview service only purchase receivers that carry the Saorview approved logo.
SAORVIEW Receiver Approval Process
Ireland is a member of the NorDig group, this is a group of countries and platform operators who work together to agree a common specification for their reception equipment and a common operational parameter for their respective national broadcast platforms, the NorDig group are the countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway Sweden and Ireland.
More information on the NorDig group is available on the following link: NorDig
2rn has appointed Teracom AB of Sweden to conduct receiver compliance testing for Saorview receivers, both for STB and iDTV. Receivers which pass the test process thereby meeting the Saorview and NorDig specification are eligible to be licensed to use the “SAORVIEW” logo, this logo will in turn confirm assurance to consumers that the receiver is Saorview compliant.
Manufacturers or distributors wishing to use the Saorview logo should contact Teracom ([email protected]) to arrange testing.