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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 be3 which launched on 9 January 2017.

Channel List

TV

EPG No. Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Multiplex Format
1 RTÉ One HD Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 2 1080i HDTV
2 RTÉ2 HD Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 1080i HDTV
3 TV3 TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
4 TG4 Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
5 3e TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
6 be3 TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 06:00 – 02:30 2 16:9 SDTV
7 RTÉjr Timeshares with RTÉ One +1. Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00 - 18:45 2 16:9 SDTV
11 RTÉ One +1 1 hour timeshift of RTÉ One. Timeshares with RTÉjr. Raidió Teilifís Éireann 19:00 - 02:00 2 16:9 SDTV
21 RTÉ News Now Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
22 Tithe an Oireachtais Oireachtas Commission 09:00 - 00:00 1 16:9 SDTV
23 Saorview Information Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV

Radio

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

Future channels and events

2017

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.

EPG No. Channel name Date removed Reason Owner/parent company Format
7 RTÉ Two SD 18/04/2011 Removed to make space for RTÉjr and RTÉ One +1 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 16:9 SDTV
207 RTÉ Choice 08/09/2013 Channel ceased broadcasting Raidió Teilifís Éireann Audio
1 RTÉ One SD 21/10/2013 Replaced with RTÉ One HD Raidió Teilifís Éireann 16:9 SDTV
6 UTV Ireland 09/01/2017 Replaced with be3 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 16:9 SDTV

See also