Don’t miss this great event which is being run by the Irish Satellite and Aerial Association (ISAA).
Date: 11th of November 2014 Venue: City North Hotel Address: Gormanstown, Co. Dublin
The even it open to both the public and the trade and is very much focused on the needs of Irish installers and the Irish public. ISAA are supplying satellite and terrestrial feeds which will allow the large number of exhibitors to display working set top boxes, TVs etc.
There has never been an event like this before in Ireland bringing together all the best of the Irish TV & Audio Visual industry at a single event.
We will be exhibiting our range of products at the event, so if you would like to see the very latest in the TV industry, why not pop along and check us out.
At the end of February 2014, the frequency settings changed for the ITV HD channels. This would have included the likes of ITV HD London and ITV HD Granada. These will need to be tuned back in on your free to air receiver.
The video above shows how to tune these channels back on on a Xoro 9000+ Combo Receiver. The procedure should be similar on most boxes and the settings should be the same.
The settings you need are below…
Sysmbol Rate: 23000
Polarity: Vertical (V)
As always, if you have bought a box from us in the past, you can look at the video user manuals for any box we have ever sold in the technical section of our website. Once you have found your box in the list, just click into it and look for the video named something like, how to perform a manual scan or how to add a transponder.
It was annouced in the past few days that a new channel is coming to Irish TV. UTV Ireland will be added to the current range of Irish channels in January 2015. What this will mean, apart from an extra channel, is that from that point on, certain TV shows such as Corrie and Emerdale will be exclusively broadcast on UTV Ireland, meaning that TV3 will loose these shows.
At this point there is no word on whether UTV Ireland will be broadcast on Saorsat aswell but I’d say this will be unlikely as there would be substantial additional costs involved.
Have a read of the press release below for more information.
John McCann, Group Chief Executive, UTV Media plc said:
“We are delighted by the BAI’s announcement today to enter into negotiations on the terms of our television contract for UTV Ireland.
“The audience in Ireland has known the UTV brand for more than 50 years through our station for Northern Ireland and our market leading Irish radio stations. We look forward to building on that success with the launch of UTV Ireland in January 2015.”
Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Television said:
“As we enter these negotiations, we look forward to bringing Irish viewers a wonderful new viewing experience in January 2015, utilising the existing UTV winning formula of combining high quality news, current affairs, entertainment and drama.”
The new channel will be based in Dublin with additional newsgathering and reporting presence in Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick.
The contract to be negotiated between the BAI and UTV Ireland Limited is provided for under section 71 of the Irish Broadcasting Act 2009.
A little while ago, the folks at Saorview, asked that people would retune their Saorview boxes. This was primarily for two reasons.
The Saorview service was moving to a multi mux setup
This in turn would enable more HD channels to be added to the Saorview lineup
To that end, today the 16th December 2013, RTE One HD has now started broadcasting. This launch of RTE One HD is timed to coincide with the Christmas period and from the Saorview press release, it looks like there will be plenty of films in HD to watch when you are getting stuck into the last of the turkey sandwiches!!!
Kung Fu Panda 2, Shrek Forever After, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Bridesmaids, Robin Hood, Avatar, Up and the Indiana Jones series will all be broadcast in stunning high definition over the Christmas period according to the Saorview team.
Now all they need to provide us with is the rennie 🙂