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08-07-2001, 17:24   #1
Charles Slane
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Tara gone ?

Since this morning, when I go to Tara I get "This programme is not available" with the search and scan banner below giving the current programme info. This is the same as S4C.

Have Tara decided to remove their service from Irish screens ? And if they have, can we do anything about it ?

Sky have always advertised Tara TV as being part of it's Irish subscribers package. Maybe RTE are getting sticky about broadcast rights since they didn't get the license fee increase they wanted.

Anyone have any info ?
 
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08-07-2001, 18:09   #2
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why have RTÉ done this. it doesnt make sense unless they want Irish satellite viewers to watch RTÉ programmes on analogue complete with Irish aimed ads. why are channels which we cant receive stuck on our EPG?
 
08-07-2001, 18:29   #3
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Given that TARA is effectively run by RTE, rights is probably not the problem. It's probably complaints from advertising agencies and their clients that has prompted RTE to do this. I understand that many people in ROI use TARA to watch live RTE programmes like the news and Primetime.
 
08-07-2001, 23:20   #4
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I spoke with a girl in Sky Customer Service this morning. She advised me that it was a "broadcaster issue" and should be available later today. She could not elaborate on this.
 
09-07-2001, 11:37   #5
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by stuartfanning:
I understand that many people in ROI use TARA to watch live RTE programmes like the news and Primetime. </font>
Absolutely - I know I do.

 
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09-07-2001, 15:38   #6
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all fans on TARA Shop need not worry anymore. TARA is back in all its splendour and glory
 
16-07-2001, 19:41   #7
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And now Tara TV is gone for good. Guess I was right.

Is anyone else out there sick of the attitude of Ireland's broadcasters to being available on Sky Digital ??

RTE's small-minded attitude will gradually cost them more and more viewers. And when the inevitable happens and Network 2 is sold off and RTE 1 becomes niche broadcasting similar to Public television in the States, it will be their own fault and I for one won't feel sorry for them.

Come on TV3. Show them how it's doen.
 
16-07-2001, 20:08   #8
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This is too concidental. Coming only days after RTE issue a statement saying that they will not be on SkyDigital in the foreseeable future...

I'm not normally one to believe in conspiracy theories. But one would *almost* think RTE were trying to punish Irish viewers for subscribing to SkyDigital.

But they wouldn't do that, would they??????
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16-07-2001, 20:46   #9
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I suspect that we the Sky subscribers/viewers will be the ones to dish out the punishment. The more who subscribe, the less who will watch RTE. Tara was a way of retaining a "footprint" with Irish viewers that they have now chosen to withdraw. It is now over two weeks since I've turned to RTE! They become more remote by the day, and my resentment of them has yet another justification. Their rant on the TV tax was a wonder to behold-I'll vote for ANY party at the next election who say they will privatise them. Any others agree?
 
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16-07-2001, 21:03   #10
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This really ****es me off. Living in Germany, Tara was the only means I had of receiving RTE (TV) news and a few more interesting programmes.

Has Tara actually given an official statement as to why they have decided to deprive their Irish viewers? Seeing as it definitely cannot be a copyright issue, I'd be interested to hear how they justify it...

S.

PS: I'd like to get rid of them from my EPG, as it only annoys me every time I see it. Does anyone know how I can do this?

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16-07-2001, 21:58   #11
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Anyone else having trouble accessing the Tara web site? (http://www.tara-tv.co.uk)
I get a "forbidden" message each time I try it.
 
16-07-2001, 22:37   #12
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This has to be the biggest mistake that RTÉ made. If it wasn't bad enough saying they have no intentions of Dsat transmissions, they go and take away Tara. I know of places where Tara is the only source of RTÉ as terrestrial signals are poor. Will miss the classic Ireland soccer games and the Gaelic highlights. This only means that I will watch RTÉ TV less than ever. Maybe they lied about Dsat availability of RTÉ1 and N2??

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17-07-2001, 09:01   #13
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Having read Irishblimp's post on UTV's statement that they want to be available on Sky Digital in the Republic, it will be interesting to see how long RTE can hold out.

As TV3 is part owned by Granada, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it came on at the same time as the ITV Channels.
 
17-07-2001, 18:23   #14
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Stiabhana.If ur willing to get a rather large sat dish and the right decoders i think ive heard Tara is FTA on one of those sats like Intelsat at so many degrees west.Check first though,i dont want u buying equipment that wont work on my word
 
17-07-2001, 18:49   #15
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Remember when RTE were doing DTT tests?I think they were testing Tara on it so would this not have meant they were planning for an Irish dtt carriage?
Also ive mentioned this before but i remember seeing a few times ads on rte advertising on Tara and ending with something like
"Tara is available throughout the UK and Ireland on skydigital".This was at least 1-2 yrs ago.Which is strange when Tara claim they never intended to launch here.
 
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