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RTE want to close Aertel

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,787 ✭✭✭beejee


    I check the aertel more than I watch RTE, no joke.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,385 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    I thought Aertel ended nearly 20 years ago? Wasn’t that the thing pre internet


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,407 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    Do you need an approved box for Aertel?
    Used to be dead handy for results.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,277 ✭✭✭Your Face


    So that was the plan all along: rural broadband was a cunning ruse to distract from scrapping aertel. Machiavellian subterfuge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 654 ✭✭✭Gonad


    Aertel is still a thing ?

    Anyone remember the quiz on the bbc one ? Think it was called bumblebee or something along those lines :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,431 ✭✭✭touts


    How the **** do you get Aertel? 20 years ago there was a button on the remote. Now I've a smart TV and can get everything except Aertel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,157 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure


    i think you need an approved Saorview box to get it? teletext, or whatever the old technology was called, was done away with when they went digital


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,903 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa


    You can get it online here:

    https://www.rte.ie/aertel/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,280 ✭✭✭HBC08


    beejee wrote: »
    I check the aertel more than I watch RTE, no joke.

    I genuinely do this too,
    It's on the app/site for those wondering.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    The early 90s called their looking for aertel


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,407 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    The early 90s called their looking for aertel


    Was it on a Nokia 6210i?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,791 ✭✭✭✭Strumms


    You can get it online here:

    https://www.rte.ie/aertel/

    When you click on the page number ie. 220 for soccer it brings you just to the RTÉ soccer website, quite weird and pointless.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,476 ✭✭✭✭The Cush


    touts wrote: »
    How the **** do you get Aertel? 20 years ago there was a button on the remote. Now I've a smart TV and can get everything except Aertel.
    Any TV including smart TV I've purchased still has a text button on the remote control and provided you have an aerial connected it should load the MHEG version of Aertel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    kneemos wrote: »
    Was it on a Nokia 6210i?

    I'm not fully up on the numbers was that one gold front if so... Yes it yes it was as rte would have only had the best....


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,721 ✭✭✭✭whisky_galore


    How on earth does it cost a six figure sum to operate yearly? Seriously?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,476 ✭✭✭✭The Cush


    sugarman wrote: »
    Aertel is Teletext, it went digital with the switchover.
    Wasn't it always digital, even in analogue TV days, just like the stereo audio carriers.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,360 CMod ✭✭✭✭Dravokivich


    Gonad wrote: »
    Aertel is still a thing ?

    Anyone remember the quiz on the bbc one ? Think it was called bumblebee or something along those lines :)

    Bamboozle, was on c4's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,407 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    Why is it an attack on rural Ireland?
    If that's not a stupid question.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,371 ✭✭✭Westernyelp


    Switch it off. Users will adapt in about 1 week


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,796 ✭✭✭CrabRevolution


    kneemos wrote: »
    Why is it an attack on rural Ireland?
    If that's not a stupid question.
    If you're a TD from outside Dublin wanting to stay in the headlines and get re-elected, it's crucial that your reflexive response to just about everything is to call it an attack on rural Ireland.


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  • Posts: 5,121 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]


    kneemos wrote: »
    Why is it an attack on rural Ireland?
    If that's not a stupid question.
    Digital services without broadband.

    On the cost there is presumably people or one well paid one employed to update it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,157 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure


    did they ever get rid of radio 1 on atlantic 252?


  • Registered Users Posts: 73,381 ✭✭✭✭colm_mcm


    How on earth does it cost a six figure sum to operate yearly? Seriously?

    2 staff would cost that


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,535 ✭✭✭Dr. Bre


    Errortel more like ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,215 ✭✭✭✭Suckit


    Gonad wrote: »
    Aertel is still a thing ?

    Anyone remember the quiz on the bbc one ? Think it was called bumblebee or something along those lines :)


    Channel 4?
    sQREzCK.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,522 ✭✭✭paleoperson


    beejee wrote: »
    I check the aertel more than I watch RTE, no joke.

    Can I ask why? Like what possible benefit does it have?

    The only thing I could think of is that on the web there's so much stuff that you can get swamped pretty quick, while with aertel you're given just the essentials. But they would have to be really well-written.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,407 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    pg633 wrote: »
    Digital services without broadband.

    On the cost there is presumably people or one well paid one employed to update it.

    You can get the bloody thing on your phone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,389 ✭✭✭VeVeX


    How on earth does it cost a six figure sum to operate yearly? Seriously?

    You cant get someone to scratch their arse in a semi state for less than €50,000 a year. There's probably a whole legacy department in RTE running aertel. Its a decrepit dinosaur from top to bottom and should be disbanded in its entirety. If the employees are as good as their pay cheques suggest they'll have no problem getting jobs elsewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭punisher5112


    Be cheaper to give everyone broadband in the end...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 114 ✭✭Doblin




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