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Continuing improvements to the information about the free-to-air terrestrial digital television service in Ireland are being made to UK Free TV.

Continuing improvements to the information about the free-to-ai
published on UK Free TV

Thanks to everyone who has posted comments about the extra maps for Ireland that are now showing on this web site.

Just to let you know that the Saorview (and relay transmitters) map now works like all the UK regions, in that it shows the whole service area when the map is selected, and you can single click on a transmitter icon to view the coverage area for a single transmitter.

You can double-click the icon to go to the page for each of the transmitters. These have been updated to show the correct service information for each of the multiplexes in the service, as shown in this example from the Three Rock digital TV transmitter page:

Note that the "friendly" versions of the ERP values are now being shown.

When I have the full radiation patterns for Saorview, I will update the site with even more accurate coverage areas.

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Monday, 17 September 2012
Stuart Owens

12:42 AM

With myself not being Irish and not speaking Irish Gaelic, I was going to ask, 'How do you pronounce SAORVIEW', but seeing the information video from visiting SAORVIEW
Ireland's free digital television service
Or on YouTube via SAORVIEW: All you need to know to make the switch! - YouTube It sounds like it's pronounced 'SAREVIEW'. Am I right? And what does the 'saor' in Saorview mean? Does it just mean 'free' to translate as Freeview like in the UK? Or anything else? It would be nice if someone could tell me. Thanks. (LL115FQ)

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Mike Dimmick

6:00 PM

Stuart Owens: 'Sear' or 'seer', apparently. And yes, it means 'free'.

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