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.
Over one million Irish adults, or 42% of the Irish online population, have used RTÉ Player, that's according to the broadcaster. The player was made available on the iPhone, iPod and iPad in December last year and has been downloaded over 200,000 times.
As promised by RTÉ's director of platform development Aisling McCabe at October's Dublin Web Summit, the RTÉ Player app for the iPhone and iPad has been released in time for Christmas. The universal iOS app made its way through Apple's App Store approval process last weekend, and was made available for free download as of this morning.
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.
A new online Irish TV service, aertv, launched yesterday, allowing viewers to watch 11 Irish and international channels in one place, directly within the browser. What's more, the service requires no registration and is absolutely free.