Last call to make the switch to digital TV, Ireland

22 Oct 2012

With two days to go until the analogue TV signal is switched off for good and replaced with digital TV, Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, TD, has made a final call to TV viewers in Ireland to give a helping hand to anyone struggling to make the switch.

“I would ask everyone to check if they have friends, relatives or neighbours who may be having difficulties with making the switch to provide them with assistance where they can,” Rabbitte said.

TV viewers who can see ‘X 24 October’ in the corner of their TV screens are using the analogue TV system and need to switch to digital before 24 October or come that day they will no longer be able to watch TV.

These viewers have two options, depending on the range of services or channels they need. They can get Saorview by buying a set-top box or a Saorview-approved television, or they can go to a PayTV provider, such as Sky or UPC.

Guidance on the Digital Switchover is available at online, through LoCall 1890 940 980 (English language) and 1890 940 970 (Irish language).

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic