Berty44 Registered User
#1

RTE have been advertising that they will be showing the Magners League and Champions League on HD at the weekend.

I cannot see that RTE 2 HD has been added to the Sky EPG.

I cannot see any reference where RTE 2 HD can be added in the Other Channels Section.

I basically cannot find any answers on the net for this.

Does anyone know how I can get this channel on my Sky HD box ??

bk Moderator
#2

No, RTE2 HD is currently only available on Saorview. The new digital replacement for terrestrial (needs an aerial) TV.

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Beamobhoy Registered User
#3

Not available on Sky, adverts on RTE state Saorview - no reference to Sky at any point.

Of course we hope it does eventually get onto Sky................

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Why_oh_why Registered User
#4

Surely as TV Licence payers and also paying Sky for RTE, Sky customers will have to be given the Saorview channels on the Sky platform.

Or am I being over simplistic?

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evilivor Registered User
#5

Why_oh_why said:
Surely as TV Licence payers and also paying Sky for RTE, Sky customers will have to be given the Saorview channels on the Sky platform.

Or am I being over simplistic?


TV licence is just a tax on having a television - what you receive on it is immaterial.

Macy0161 Registered User
#6

Why_oh_why said:
Surely as TV Licence payers and also paying Sky for RTE, Sky customers will have to be given the Saorview channels on the Sky platform.

Or am I being over simplistic?

Yes, as has been said, TV Licence is a tax on TV equipment.

Also, DTT RTE 2 will be switching between HD and SD content - can sky receivers handle that? There's no seperate RTE2 HD channel.

#7

Why_oh_why said:
Surely as TV Licence payers and also paying Sky for RTE, Sky customers will have to be given the Saorview channels on the Sky platform.

Or am I being over simplistic?


I don't see why. Sky is a foreign platform who pay no taxes from subscriptions to the Irish exchequer.

#8

Go Freesat

http://www.freesat.co.uk/

Go Saorview

http://www.saorview.ie/

BBC1 HD, ITV HD, CH4 HD, RTE HD - All Free, gratis, no charge, zero, nada.

You get the point.

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#9

evilivor said:
TV licence is just a tax on having a television - what you receive on it is immaterial.


But your paying to receive RTE content. The license fee goes to RTE. Surely it is up to them to ensure all households who pay the license fee get the same content.

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StiophanM Registered User
#10

I assume RTE will broadcast their HD content free on their new Saorsat service but that isn't going to come from the same satellite you get Sky from. You will certainly need additional equipement other than the standard SKY\FTA set up to view.

I also assume the reason for 'having to pay' for RTE on Sky is both a commercial deal done between Sky and RTE and copyright issues where an 'imported' program in Ireland is owned by RTE but for the UK someone else. The latter probably explains why it will go onto a different satellite altogether when RTE broadcasts via satellite free.

The TV license does get to me too. I can't even justify (in my head) the Tax on a TV thing'. You pay for it via Sky or Cable as well as stations getting revenue for advertising etc etc.

Demesneman Registered User
#11

Have you checked with Saorview? I think RTE2 is broadcasting via this service

#12

It won't happen yet. RTÉ have stated that they will make RTE 2 HD available to Sky, UPC and any other platform at a later date so that the Saorview platform can be promoted. After that it will then be up to that platform if they want to carry RTE 2 HD and indeed any other Irish HD channel.

StiophanM Registered User
#13

Yes RTE2 HD is on Saorview (For those not knowing its via your Aerial and you may need a set top box - there are numourous threads about it elsewhere on Boards)

Yes RTE HD channels will be on Sky but not FREE

Macy0161 Registered User
#14

Bullseye1 said:
But your paying to receive RTE content. The license fee goes to RTE. Surely it is up to them to ensure all households who pay the license fee get the same content.

That's not correct. TV Licence is on equipment not content.

StiophanM Registered User
#15

Sorry Rlogue - he wasn't asking in the first place if it was going to be FTA!

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