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List of channels on Saorsat (Ireland)

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Saorsat is the free-to-air satellite service for the Ireland ('Saor' meaning free in Irish Gaelic). It is run by 2RN (formerly called RTÉNL) a subsidiary of RTÉ and is designed to compliment the digital terrestrial television (DTT) service, Saorview. This is to infill the areas that cannot get good DTT reception due to terrain issues and as such it mirrors the Irish DTT PSB multiplex, with the exception of TV3, 3e and UTV Ireland, which are only available on Saorview. There is the possibility of other broadcasters joining the service in the future but as the intended audience is small, this may not be viable for commercial channels.

Saorsat is available on the Eutelsat KA-SAT 9A, which is a narrow-band satellite with a spot beam over Ireland. The parameters for the transponder are: frequency 20.185GHz, DVB-S2 QPSK, symbol rate 25000, polarisation Left circular (not V or H), FEC 1/2. Because of frequency re-use on adjacent spot beams for other countries, it is difficult to receive Saorsat service outside of the Irish footprint.

Channel List

TV

EPG No. Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Format
1 RTÉ One HD Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1080i HDTV
2 RTÉ2 HD Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1080i HDTV
3 RTÉ News Now Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 16:9 SDTV
4 TG4 Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours 16:9 SDTV
7 RTÉjr Timeshares with RTÉ One +1. Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00 - 18:45 16:9 SDTV
9 Tithe an Oireachtais Oireachtas Commission 09:00 - 00:00 16:9 SDTV
11 RTÉ One +1 1 hour timeshift of RTÉ One. Timeshares with RTÉjr. Raidió Teilifís Éireann 19:00 - 02:00 16:9 SDTV

Radio

EPG No. Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Format
21 RTÉ Radio 1 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Audio
22 RTÉ 2FM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Audio
23 RTÉ lyric fm Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Audio
24 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Audio
25 RTÉ Radio 1 Extra Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Audio
26 RTÉ Pulse Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Audio
27 RTÉ 2XM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Audio
28 RTÉjr Radio Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00 - 21:00 Audio
29 RTÉ Gold Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Audio
30 RTÉ Chill Raidió Teilifís Éireann 21:00 - 07:00 Audio

See also