Following a decision by the EU, some of the TV broadcast spectrum that is used by Saorview is to be reallocated to other purposes. The spectrum that is being cleared is the 700 MHz frequency band. The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) has published information on its website detailing the parties responsible for the change which can be viewed here.
As a result of the 700 MHz migration some Saorview customers will be affected by the changes. The migration is taking place between Wednesday 4 September 2019 and Wednesday 4 March 2020, and Saorview will be providing information and advice to its viewers in order to ensure that they are aware of the migration and how the changes may affect them. Saorview customers can check to see if they will be affected by the changes by using this website or by contacting the Saorview team.
Many Saorview users will not be affected. But for those that are affected, they will need to retune their Saorview box or TV, and some customers may need to have some work done on their aerial and/or installation.
What the changes mean for you
Many customers won't notice anything.
Some customers will need to rescan their Saorview box or TV.
Some will need to get in contact with us.
Find out if you are affected, or contact us
For more information on the change see our FAQs.FAQs