Originally Posted by Elmo
Could you get RTE on cable in the north or did the north have many cable companies?
Cable only came to Northern Ireland in the mid-late 1990's. Oficially Cabletel/NTL/Virgin hold the franchise for "Northern Ireland" (i.e. all of NI) in practice only parts of Belfast and L/Derry are cabled (Apparently the latter network is analouge only)
In Belfast RTE and TG4 (no TV3) are on digital cable (Channels 875/876 etc) but the picture seems to be sourced from analouge and horribly cropped.
I have never heard anyone in NI call it "piped" anything
Originally Posted by zilog_jones
Apparently cable systems in the UK were only legally allowed to transmit UK terrestrial channels up until 1984.
So what about the relays of RTE Watty (and others) have referred to ?