SaorView Digital TV

Get 8 TV Channels & 10 Radio Stations – Free for Life

SaorView is Ireland's first free digital television service from RTE. It brings you all your favourite Irish channels, crystal clear pictures, better quality sound, on-screen programme menus and digital teletext – all for FREE.

SaorView is a digital terrestrial television (DTT) service which means the signal is broadcast from transmission masts across the country and is received through a standard TV aerial paired with either a set-top-box or a new integrated digital television (iDTV).

Did you know?

  • It is not necessary to change your TV
  • Your existing Aerial may be fine
  • RTE 2 is available in High Definition with more to follow
  • We are an Approved Saorview Supplier
  • We provide a full, professional installation service
  • We supply TV's and Aerials
  • Analogue Switch off is October 2012

SaorView offers the best Irish television – FREE for everyone

Available TV Channels from Saorview

RTÉ One is the most popular TV channel in Ireland. It is the home of authoritative Irish and international television news and current affairs. The channel offers a comprehensive range of home-produced Irish factual, drama, arts, entertainment and lifestyle programming and a selection of premium international acquired programming.

RTÉ Two is the home of Irish sport and children and young people's daytime television. Its evening schedule offers a range of innovative drama, entertainment and acquisitions. RTÉ Two HD will broadcast key programming from the RTÉ Two schedule in High Definition. The proportion and range of HD content on the channel will increase over time as more HD content becomes available.

TV3 General entertainment and home of your favourites, including Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Premier League Soccer.

TG4 is Ireland's dedicated Irish language television channel. Its daily programme schedule offers a minimum of six hours of innovative quality programming in Irish supported by a wide range of material in other languages. The channel provides a daily programme schedule in Irish for children and young people. Music, documentaries, sports and news are core to the channel's offering.


RTÉ News Now is a rolling news channel with live news bulletins, live current affairs programmes, catch-up on recent news and current affairs, live coverage of special events, breaking news and continuous sport, business and weather updates throughout the day. A news, sport and entertainment ticker runs along the bottom of the screen and the latest stock indices and Euro exchange rates are delivered on screen.RTÉ News Now is available on SAORVIEW, online and as a mobile service on iPhone / iPad and Android.

RTÉjr is a dedicated daytime television service for children aged 6 years and younger. RTÉjr broadcasts from 9am to 6.30pm on weekdays and is free of advertising. Home produced programming is the cornerstone of the RTÉjr schedule, with live action programming and Irish animation featuring strongly. RTÉjr has a companion children's digital radio service of the same name.

RTÉ One + 1 is on-air from 7pm until late. This channel offers viewers another opportunity to experience the key offerings of RTÉ One, one hour later.

RTÉ Aertel Digital is an improved digital version of the RTÉ Aertel teletext service, which is modern, fast and user-friendly. The service offers up-to-date and accessible news, sport, weather and other information, including flight times, public information, local council information, information for deaf and hard of hearing audiences and subtitles. RTÉ Aertel Digital is also available online and as a mobile service.

Available Radio Stations from Saorview

RTÉ Radio operates four primary national stations and seven exclusively digital stations – all of which are on SAORVIEW.

Primary National Stations:

RTÉ Radio 1 – with news and current-affairs; arts, drama and documentary strands; entertainment, sport and music

RTÉ 2fm – talk and entertainment, popular and alternative music for the under-45s

RTÉ lyric fm – RTÉ's classical and specialist music channel

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta – an Irish language service, similar in content to RTÉ Radio 1 but with special attention paid to traditional music and local news in the various Gaeltacht communities

All primary national stations are available on FM, online, mobile and on SAORVIEW.

Digital Stations:

RTÉ 2XM – rock and pop for the student generation with an emphasis on the new and the Irish

RTÉ Choice – the best of international public radio and RTÉ feature archives

RTÉjr – the first children's radio station in Ireland, playing music and stories from 7am to 9pm

RTÉ Gold – uninterrupted popular music for the over-35s

RTÉ Pulse – electronic dance music

RTÉ Radio 1 Extra – a catch-up and split-content service for RTÉ Radio

Read more about Digital TV on SAORVIEW.

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