Sligo and Roscommon switch on to digital TV


20 Mar 2007

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Customers in Sligo and Roscommon have finally been hooked up with Chorus’ digital television and radio package, parent company UPC Ireland has announced.

According to a spokesperson for UPC Ireland, this launch finally sees countrywide coverage by their digital television service.

The spokesperson said that the launch “concludes the final phase in our digital footprint” in the rollout of their digital TV service in Ireland.

This service will provide the standard package of terrestrial channels along with new digital channels like Living TV and Paramount Comedy.

It also includes an interactive electronic programme guide (EPG), which enables customers to customise their viewing.

Simon Kelehan, video, product and TV manager of UPC Ireland, said: “We have created the ideal digital service for people wanting to experience the benefits of digital TV. We’re delighted to be in the position to offer customers in Sligo and Roscommon a wide range of digital products and services for the first time.”

He added: “We will continue to enhance and develop the digital product, adding more convenience, choice and providing great value.”

Part of this enhancement will include a digital recording service like that of Sky-Plus which is to be launched later this year.

By Marie Boran