RTE’s low profile Saorsat announcement
On about half a dozen Tech news sites / Blogs.
DUBLIN and PARIS, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ, has chosen Eutelsat’s KA-SAT for its unique satellite based approach to ensure that all homes in the Irish Republic will be able to benefit from free digital reception of the RTÉ public service television and radio channels.
In March of this year, and to complement its SAORVIEW terrestrial service, RTÉ is switching on a new digital satellite service which will provide service cover to the 1 to 2 percent of households which are beyond range of terrestrial DTT reception.
Despite promises, RTE / Saorview have only directly sent saortv.info one press release. Is it because we often have detailed analysis months or years before the Czars at Montrose Towers dribble it out?
RTE is a Public Service Broadcaster and RTENL is the semi-state National Broadcast Distribution/Transmission company wholly owned by RTE. It’s time RTE was more open and published more detail given ASO is 24th of October 2012.
Why doesn’t BAI/Comreg/Government make it mandatory for all Irish Terrestrial National Broadcasters to be on Saorview and Saorsat? Such as TV3, Today FM.