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List of channels on Saorview (Ireland)

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Saorview is the national free-to-air digital terrestrial television (DTT) service in Ireland. 'Saor' meaning free in Irish Gaelic. The service is owned and run by 2RN (formerly RTÉNL) a subsidiary of RTÉ and licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). Currently there are only PSB broadcasters providing channels and the number of channels offered are relatively small but there are plans in the future to operate commercial multiplexes as well. This is the list of channels which can be received on the Saorview service.

The most recent channel to launch was RTÉ2 +1 which launched on 19 February 2019.

Channel List

TV

EPG No. Channel name Logo Owner/parent company Notes Broadcast hours Multiplex Format
1 RTÉ One HD RTE One HD.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 2 1080i HDTV
2 RTÉ2 HD RTE2 HD.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 1080i HDTV
3 Virgin Media One Virgin Media One.png Virgin Media Television 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
4 TG4 TG4.png Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
5 Virgin Media Two Virgin Media Two.png Virgin Media Television 07:00 - 03.00 1 16:9 SDTV
6 Virgin Media Three Virgin Media Three.png Virgin Media Television 06:00 - 03:00 2 16:9 SDTV
7 RTÉjr RTÉjr.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00 - 19:00 2 16:9 SDTV
11 RTÉ One +1 RTE One Plus 1.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 1 hour timeshift of RTÉ One 24 hours 2 16:9 SDTV
12 RTÉ2 +1 RTE2 Plus 1.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 1 hour timeshift of RTÉ2 Sun - Fri: 19:00 - 02:00 2 16:9 SDTV
Sat: 19:00 - 06:00
21 RTÉ News RTÉ News.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
22 Oireachtas TV Oireachtas TV.png Oireachtas Commission Weekdays: 09:00 - 00:00 1 16:9 SDTV
27 Saorview Information Saorview.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 2 16:9 SDTV

Radio

EPG No. Channel name Logo Owner/parent company Notes Broadcast hours Multiplex Format
200 RTÉ Radio 1 RTÉ Radio 1.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 Stereo
201 RTÉ Radio 1 Extra RTÉ Radio 1 Extra.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 Stereo
202 RTÉ 2FM RTÉ 2FM.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 Stereo
203 RTÉ Lyric FM RTÉ Lyric FM.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 Stereo
204 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 Stereo
205 RTÉ Pulse RTÉ Pulse.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 Stereo
206 RTÉ 2XM RTÉ 2XM.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 Stereo
207 RTÉjr Radio RTÉjr Radio.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00 - 21:00 1 Stereo
RTÉ Chill RTÉ Chill.png 21:00 - 07:00
208 RTÉ Gold RTÉ Gold.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann 1 Stereo
210 Radio Maria Radio Maria.png Radio Maria 24 hours 2 Mono

Future channels and events

Currently there are no expected changes

Former channels

This is a list of channels that have formerly aired on the service. It does not include rebranded channels or channels which have ceased on all platforms at the same time.

Date removed EPG No. Channel name Logo Owner/parent company Reason Format
18/04/2011 7 RTÉ Two RTÉ Two.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann Removed to make space for RTÉjr and RTÉ One +1 16:9 SDTV
08/09/2013 207 RTÉ Choice RTÉ Choice.png Raidió Teilifís Éireann Channel ceased broadcasting.

Replaced with RTÉjr Radio (07:00 - 21:00) /
RTÉ Chill (21:00 - 07:00)
Audio
21/10/2013 1 RTÉ One RTÉ One (2003-2014).png Raidió Teilifís Éireann Replaced with RTÉ One HD 16:9 SDTV
23/11/2016 6 UTV Ireland UTV Ireland.png UTV Group
(1 Jan 2015 - 18 Oct 2015)
Replaced with be3 (now Virgin Media Three)

(TV3 Group are now Virgin Media Television)
16:9 SDTV
ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc)
(19 Oct 2015 - 10 Jul 2016)
TV3 Group
(11 Jul 2016 - 22 Nov 2016)

See also