Damien Mulley is wondering about the future of Digital Terrestrial Television (“Freeview” to British readers!) in Ireland. The comments (other than mine) are a useful peek into the debate, and in particular the question of universal service (both in terms of access to a basic level of media service, as well as the idea of public broadcasting).
A few contributors allude to the position of digital radio (DAB); the official service in Ireland is now up and running (well, the public trials are!), and I’ve been debating buying a DAB receiver in order to play. RTÉ has just launched its digital only services:
- 2XM (music)
- Gold (music)
- Junior (kids)
- 24-hour news (guess)