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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. Logo Channel name Notes Owner/parent company Broadcast hours Multiplex Format
1 RTE One.svg RTÉ One HD  Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 2 1080i HDTV
2 RTE2.svg RTÉ2 HD  Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 1080i HDTV
3 Virgin Media One.svg Virgin Media One Virgin Media Television 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
4 TG4.svg TG4 Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
5 Virgin Media Two.svg Virgin Media Two Virgin Media Television 07:00 - 03.00
(Times vary slightly, depending on schedule)
1 16:9 SDTV
6 Virgin Media Three.svg Virgin Media Three Virgin Media Television 06:00 - 03:00
(Times vary slightly, depending on schedule)
2 16:9 SDTV
7 RTÉjr.svg RTÉjr Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00 - 19:00 2 16:9 SDTV
11 RTE One +1.svg RTÉ One +1 1 hour timeshift of RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 2 16:9 SDTV
12 RTE2 +1.svg RTÉ2 +1 1 hour timeshift of RTÉ2 Raidió Teilifís Éireann Mon-Fri: 19:00-02:30
Sat-Sun: 12:00-02:30
(Times vary slightly, depending on schedule)
2 16:9 SDTV
21 RTÉ News.svg RTÉ News Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV
22 Oireachtas TV.svg Oireachtas TV Oireachtas Commission Weekdays: 09:00 - 00:00 1 16:9 SDTV
23 Sky News.svg Sky News Alternating between test card and Sky News logo Sky UK ltd 24 hours 2 16:9 SDTV
29 Saorview.png Saorview Information RTÉ Transmission Network DAC (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) 24 hours 2 16:9 SDTV
51 Cable TV icon.png 2rn Test Card RTÉ Transmission Network DAC (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) 24 hours 1 16:9 SDTV

Radio

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

Channel changes

Past EPG changes

List of line-up changes on Saorview (Ireland)

Near-future EPG changes

Key

Example Description
Launch Channel due to be launched or temporarily launched on the EPG
Removal Channel due to be removed or temporarily removed from the EPG
Rename Channel due to be renamed or temporarily renamed on the EPG
Reversion Channel is currently using a temporary name that is due to revert to its previous name
Restoration to EPG Channel due to be relaunched or restored to the EPG after being removed.
Move Channel due to be moved to another EPG number.

Expected EPG changes

Date Channel number Channel name Type of change New channel number New channel name Notes
??/??/21 211 UCB Ireland Launch UCB Ireland | News

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. Logo Channel name Owner/parent company Reason Format
18/04/2011 7 RTÉ Two.png RTÉ Two Raidió Teilifís Éireann Removed to make space for RTÉjr and RTÉ One +1 16:9 SDTV
08/09/2013 207 RTÉ Choice.png RTÉ Choice Raidió Teilifís Éireann Channel ceased broadcasting. Audio
03/04/2014 11 RTE One.svg RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann Replaced with RTÉ One HD 2 weeks prior. 16:9 SDTV
09/01/2017 6 UTV Ireland.png UTV Ireland 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 - 09 Jan 2017)

See also