Saorview retune day as second multiplex launches

UPDATED Viewers in Northern Ireland who are able to receive additional Saorview channels from south of the border join viewers across the Irish Republic needing to retune their TVs from today.

The retune follows the launch of a second digital TV multiplex on the Irish terrestrial Saorview platform, which will become the new home of RTÉ One and RTÉ Jr. Viewers will need to retune or lose these channels in the coming weeks.

The changes affect those viewers who have a Saorview receiver or Northern Irish viewers who have "MPEG4" compatible Freeview equipment enabling them to receive Irish television channels from south of the border including TV3 tagged on from channel 800 behind UK Freeview channels. It does not affect viewers who receive TG4, RTÉ One and RTÉ Two on Freeview channels 51-53 which are broadcast via transmitters within Northern Ireland.

The changes to the Saorview digital terrestrial service has seen the move of RTÉ One to multiplex 2 and facilitates the launch of the channel in HD, which requires additional bandwidth. RTÉ One, alongside its plus one service and RTÉ Jr remain present on multiplex 1, but without an assigned channel number or programme listings for a transitional period of two to three weeks. Viewers who have not retuned during this transitional period will lose the affected channels when the transition ends in early November.

Manual tuning information: Here's where you find the Irish Saorview multiplexes in Northern Ireland from today:


Transmitter site
Multiplex 1
Original Saorview Multiplex
NEW Multiplex 2
Additional multiplex launched 21/10/2013
Polarisation
CLERMONT CARN
(Newry/Craigavon/Lough Neagh)
52
56
V
CAIRN HILL
(far SW of N Ireland/ parts of Upper Lough Erne area)
47
44
H
HOLYWELL HILL
(Derry/Londonderry, parts of Strabane)
30
33
H
LETTERKENNY
(Strabane area)
53
57
V
MONAGHAN
(Border area close to Monaghan)
55
59
H
MOVILLE
(Limavady/Coleraine)
45
42
H
TRUSKMORE
(Lower Lough Erne)
53
57
H
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Find the optimal transmitter for your location at:


What's on which multiplex? Here's your guide to what you can find on each of the two Irish TV multiplexes:


SAORVIEW: WHAT’S ON WHICH MULTIPLEX?
Multiplex 1
(Original Saorview multiplex)
New Multiplex 2
(Launched 21/10/2013)
RTÉ Two HD
RTÉ One Upscaled HD
TV3
RTÉ One +1
TG4
RTÉ Jr
3e
various test services              
RTÉ News Now         

RTÉ Radio stations




  More information
Details for aerial installers regarding today's launch of Irish multiplex 2 can be found on the transmitter operator 2rn's website:
http://www.2rn.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SAORVIEW-Rescan-2013-Installers.pdf
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Updated 09:25 and 20:52
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