New RTE channel will focus on free-to-air system

RTE’s plans to launch a channel for the Irish diaspora may draw more attention to free-to-air (FTA) satellite systems, which give householders access to many of their favourite TV channels without the monthly bill.

21st June, 2008

RTE’s plans to launch a channel for the Irish diaspora may draw more attention to free-to-air (FTA) satellite systems, which give householders access to many of their favourite TV channels without the monthly bill.

FTA satellite is not new to Ireland, but has previously been seen as the sole preserve of technology hobbyists.

The content available to those who did have a system was traditionally limited also, with most of the channels available...

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