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A second PSB Mux licence was issued to RT in May 2011 by Comreg. The Dept of Communications requires RT2 HD and RTjr/RT1+1 to move to this mux when operational. There is no official start date for this mux yet -…=312

4 further national multiplexes have been planned and coordinated with the UK for commercial DTT and will be awarded by the BAI (Boadcasting Authority of Ireland) at some point in the future (after ASO) - Digital Terrestrial Television « Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Frequencies not known.

A further 2 multiplexes are in the planning and coodination stage according to Comreg. Frequencies not known.

Clermont Carn is restricted to the north until ASO -…451. The 2 PSB Muxes should be unrestricted north after ASO, any encrypted commercial multiplexes may not be (unknown at this stage).

After ASO RT estimates 60% population coverage from Saorview transmitter overspill increasing to over 90% population coverage when the mini-mux is launched. Saorsat should increase RT/TG4 coverage closer to 100%.

Saorview ASO 24th Oct 2012 retune information -….pdf

Saorview Mux 1 Sites, Frequencies, EPR -….pdf

Regarding RT2 on the mini-mux RT has said all services will be in SD only. The multiplex may be required to carry one further TV and radio service.

The contract to run the mini-mux should be awarded by the end of March. Tender currently underway.

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Des Collier

Analogue terrestrial is mixed VHF/UHF -….pdf

Saorview DTT is UHF only but 1 national VHF layer for DTT was allocated at RRC-06 -….pdf

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According to the Competition Authority press release Ofcom has already issued the Broadcast Licence to the RT/TG4 joint venture company -
The Competition Authority: News & Publications » News Releases » Competition Authority clears joint venture between RT and TG4

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Have the post-midnight Oct 24th NI ASO/DSO times been confimed yet?

The reason I ask is because the analogue transmitters south of the border won't be switching off until 10am on the morning of Oct 24th as confirmed by Saorview last week (

Maybe unlike the other UK regions NI will delay the switchover until later that morning and coordinate with the authorities south of the border.

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