Ireland uses Nordig 2.2 Specification

Local variations

No DVb-T2  Transmissions (DVB-T2 receivers are OK)

MHEG-5 UK profile for Middleware is mandatory

Nordig home page

Really any possibility of MHP + MPEG2 died when when the “It’sTV” bid failed in 2001. By 2006 it was obvious that on a 2007/2008 or later roll out time scale that MPEG4 only SD/HD with MHEG5 was the way to go. Since the first trial transmissions of DVB-T2 were not till end of 2009, and RTE / DCENR didn’t realise the pay TV nonsense would limp for nearly 2 years, they chose DVB-T rather than DVB-T2, which is no problem since

  • All DVB-T2 sets do DVB-T
  • We will never have as many DTT channels as UK
  • No wasteful MPEG2
  • No wasteful SD/HD simulcast transmissions

RTE/Ireland got an actual seat on the NorDig group, rather than adopting “Freeview” D-Book which they would have got no input to. D-Book is secret and NorDig is open.

Members of NorDig (June 2009)
Denmark
Broadcast Service Danmark A/S www.bsd.dk
Danmarks Radio (DR) www.dr.dk
TV2 www.tv2.dk
YouSee A/S yousee.dk
Finland
Digita OY www.digita.fi
MTV OY www.mtv3.fi
PlusTV OY www.plustv.fi
Sanoma Entertainment Oy www.sanomaentertainment.com
Yleisradio (YLE) www.yle.fi
Iceland
Siminn hf www.siminn.is
Riksutvarpid (RUV) www.ruv.is
Norway
Canal Digital AS www.canaldigital.com
Norges Televisjon (NTV) www.ntv.no
Norkring AS www.norkring.no
Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK) www.nrk.no
RiksTV www.rikstv.no
Telenor Broadcast Holding AS www.telenor.com
TV2 www.tv2.no
Sweden
Boxer TV Access AB www.boxer.se
Canal+ (C-More Entertainment) www.canalplus.se
Comhem AB www.comhem.se
Kanal 5 (SBS AB) www.kanal5.se
SES Sirius AB www.ses-sirius.com
Sveriges Television  AB (SVT) www.svt.se
Telia/Sonera AB www.teliasonera.com
Teracom AB www.teracom.se
TV4 AB www.tv4.se
Viasat, Modern Times Group (MTG AB) www.viasat.se
Ireland
Radio Telefís Éireann (RTE) www.rte.ie
Really any possibility of MHP + MPEG2 died when when the “It’sTV” bid failed in 2001. By 2006 it was obvious that on a 2007/2008 or later roll out time scale that MPEG4 only SD/HD with MHEG5 was the way to go. Since the first trial transmissions of DVB-T2 were not till end of 2009, and RTE / DCENR didn’t realise the pay TV nonsense would limp for nearly 2 years, they chose DVB-T rather than DVB-T2, which is no problem since
[LIST]
[*]all DVB-T2 sets do DVB-T
[*]We will never have as many DTT channels as UK
[*]No wasteful MPEG2
[*]No wasteful SD/HD simulcast transmissions
[/LIST] 

RTE/Ireland got an actual seat on the NorDig group, rather than adopting “Freeview” D-Book which they would have got no input to. D-Book is secret and NorDig is open.