Five more DTT services for RTÉ

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Pat Carey has said that RTÉ’s proposal for five new DTT services has been approved.
The new services will be

RTÉ Two High Definition (HD) Select
RTÉ Aertel Digital
RTÉ Plus (Phase 1)
RTÉ News Now

The Minister’s decision and other documentation containing the submissions received are available on the Department’s website,
On the Saorview DTT network, the Minister added, “The national ‘free to air’ Saorview DTT network is currently being rolled out by RTÉ and this decision will ensure that the channels are available in time for the national launch of the service in May of this year. The Saorview DTT network will replace the existing analogue TV network when this closes in Q4 2012 and this target date remains on track. Consideration of the issues of information and assistance for TV viewers affected by analogue switch-off is being advanced”
Item added: 28th February 2011