Freeview or Saorview
Technical differences between Freeview and Saorview may affect the equipment you need and the channels you can receive.
You should discuss your options with a retailer before buying any new equipment. If you neeed subtitles or audio description check which equipment has this functionality.
RTÉ One, RTÉ2, TG4 and Radio service RTÉ RnaG are also available in some parts of Northern Ireland as part of the Freeview service. These services are currently broadcast from Brougher Mountain, Black Mountain, Carnmoney Hill, Divis (parts of Belfast only), Newcastle, Strabane, Whitehead, and Armagh.
The channels are broadcast in standard definition but Freeview HD equipment is required to receive them.
Some programmes, including certain sport and films, may not be broadcast due to rights restrictions.
If a Saorview signal is available in your area, Saorview equipment will provide TG4, RTE One and RTE Two and other channels. Some Freeview digital TVs and boxes - HD or ‘MPEG4’ standard – may also be used to receive Saorview channels.