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Own a smartphone or tablet? Then you’ll have to pay the TV license fee in Sweden
As other EU countries look on, smartphone and tablet users in Sweden, who don’t own a TV, will have to pay the country’s national TV license from today
Countdown to Ireland’s digital TV switchover begins
In exactly 100 days Ireland’s television network will no longer be broadcast in analogue form, instead replaced by digital, marking the most significant change in Ireland’s broadcast history since the coming of colour television in 1969.
Digital TV switchover in Ireland will happen one year from now
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 has been set as the official date of completion of the switchover to Digital TV in Ireland. On that date analogue TV signals across the island of Ireland will be no longer be broadcast.
The Saorview FAQ: What it does, How to get it & How much it costs
Saorview, RTÉ’s free-to-air digital TV service launched in Ireland at the end of May. And over the past number of months readers have been asking us about it, so here are the most common Saorview questions and their answers.
More people watching TV online but little support for “Universal Household Charge”
The government’s plans to tax online TV viewers with a “Universal Household Charge” is not supported by Irish TV viewers, according to a survey by broadband provider Magnet Networks.
Channel 4’s 4HD available on Freesat this April
Freesat, providers of subscription-free satellite TV, have today announced that Channel 4’s 4HD will be arriving on Freesat this April, bringing the total number of high definition channels available on the service to four. Currently BBC One HD, BBC HD, and ITV 1 HD are offered.
Plans for mobile digital TV scrapped, only Vodafone interested
Ireland’s communication’s regulator, ComReg, has scrapped plans to launch digital mobile TV Ireland, it announced today. The regulator said in a policy document, ”[it has become apparent to] ComReg that use of the identified spectrum to provide a Mobile TV service in Ireland was not the subject of particularly strong interest to potential operators, and interest in the proposed procedure to grant the authorisation diminished.”
RTÉ Digital receives muted launch
RTÉ has soft launched its digital terrestrial service, Saorview, today. The announcement comes ahead of the official launch of the service in the spring of 2011.