13 March 2014
- Saorview television viewers to complete the re-scan process by April 2, 2014 to ensure that they continue receive RTE One.
All TV viewers who use the Saorview service must ensure that they re-scan their televisions before April 2 so that they continue to receive RTÉ One. Last December Saorview launched RTÉ One in HD format, following this launch the broadcast of the standard format of the station will cease. For viewers to continue to receive RTÉ One they must ensure that they have completed the re-scan process, full details of which are available on www.saorview.ie.
Preparations for the launch of RTÉ One HD began last October, since then over 60% of households have already completed the re-scan process. For all of those who have already re-scanned their televisions and are now receiving RTÉ One HD there is no need to do it again. Only those households who have not re-scanned their televisions must do so before April 2.
On screen messaging will appear from Tuesday March 25 as a further reminder of the need to complete this process. Over the next three weeks I would encourage everybody to check with friends and neighbours who may need help in completing this process to ensure that they can continue to access RTÉ One television.
Since the switch of analogue television signals in October 2012 Saorview has enabled TV viewers to access high quality digital TV. Over the coming months and years the Saorview service will continue to be developed, it is expected that later this year a HD version of TG4 will be launched. Each of these developments will require a re-scan so that viewers can continue to receive the latest high quality free-to-air television. Over the next three weeks I hope we can all work together to ensure that everyone can continue to view RTÉ One beyond April 2 without interruption.