Saorview boxes will have to be scanned again

Published 06/11/2012 | 18:27

Anybody receiving a Saorview signal from Mount Leinster will have to re-scan their equipment by tomorrow (Wednesday)

THOSE who made the switch to Saorview when the old analogue service died may find themselves staring at blank screens again if they don't re-scan their Saorview TVs or boxes.

Following a final upgrade to the network, Saorview viewers who receive their signal from the Mount Leinster transmitter will need to re-scan their SAORVIEW televisions or boxes before tomorrow ( Wednesday ) to avoid a loss of service.

The Mount Leinster transmitter serves areas in Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, South Wicklow, Tipperary, and Waterford.

Mount Leinster will change from channel 45 to channel 23, but viewers who receive service from SKY or UPC will be unaffected.

According to a statement from RTE, the change will strengthen the Saorview coverage in counties Wicklow, Wexford, Kildare, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Laois, Offaly and Tipperary.

In addition it will also de-couple Mt. Leinster from a transmission site in Wales, thus allowing homes in Wexford and Wicklow to fully avail of overspill Freeview services.

Instructions as to how to rescan your Saorview equipment can be found in the TV or set-top box manual.

If you are unsure if your area is affected you can check the online coverage map at or call the information helpline on 1890 222 012.

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