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# Saorview
Lightning caused the biggest headache for telly transmissions in 12 years yesterday
A lightning strike in Louth caused damage to a 2rn mast and ESB substation.
# Game on
Soon you can watch Ireland's newest TV station anywhere, despite its rival's best efforts
TV3 apparently tried to block UTV from getting on Ireland’s free-to-air network.
# Oireachtas TV
Nothing on telly? You can now flick over and watch the Oireachtas
Only if you’re into that sort of thing, of course, and have UPC or Sky.
# Your Say
Poll: Could you live without your TV?
A survey today has revealed that just 5 per cent of people don’t have one, so could you live without yours?
# Prime Numbers
Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers
Plus – what’s the monetary value of virginity? And what was Ireland’s best-performing sales sector in September?
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Ice-cream for children’s votes? Tayto Park as possible children’s hospital site? European ‘Rear of the Year’ award for the Taoiseach?
# Saorview
RTÉ handled 2,600 Saorview calls on Wednesday
Many viewers in Northern Ireland cut off, although the Irish government is expected to release details of a new transmitter that will allow northern viewers to tune into RTÉ.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Now with added Gangnam, United Nations style
Here are the things we loved, learned and shared today.
# rabbit ears
14 things that should be broadcast on the analogue signal
We’d like to keep a few old familiar faces around.
# It's All Over
VIDEO: The moment Ireland switched off its analogue signal
Are we all OK out there?
# analogue memories
15 memories from the good old days of analogue TV
All changed, changed utterly.
# aerial threat
Have they turned off your TV signal? Never mind, here’s Irish sports television on one page
Who needs a set-top box?
# Saorview
VIDEOS: This is what the TV switchover will look like
Pat Rabbitte’s doing a formal broadcast from RTÉ – but to give you a taster, this is what it looked like when BBC stopped.
# Digital TV
Explainer: What is Saorview, and what do you need to do about it?
The analogue TV series is being turned off on Wednesday. Are you one of the 100,000 households who hasn’t switched yet?
# Saorview
Some 100,000 still to make the switch to Saorview with just two weeks to go
With the switchover deadline just 14 days away, Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has urged the public not to wait until the last minute.
# Black beauty
9 things we'll miss about old-school Aertel
The digital switchover means the traditional colour-on-black pages will be a thing of the past. Here’s what we’ll miss.
# Never Say Die
It's the end of analogue TV in Ireland - but what happens to Aertel?
Don’t worry: the old black and green text may be gone but you’ll still be able to check page 180 to see what’s on TV.
# freebies
9 things that used to be free... but aren't now
Little bags of pretzels on airplanes, plastic bags, ‘the channels’… we miss the days of freebies.
# Going Digital
50 days to go but one-in-four don't believe digital switchover will happen
A significant number of people believe that the analogue TV signal will not be switched off on 24 October but those behind the switchover insist it will.
# helpful
In pics: This is why we miss Marty and Mary on our TVs
Caption, anyone?
# Stay Tuned
Explainer: What is Saorview, and what do you need to do about it?
The analogue TV signal is being turned off in October. Why is that – and what do you need to do to stay tuned?
Coming to UPC this week: RTÉ Two HD, RTÉ One+1 and RTÉjr
From this evening, you can watch the Six One news again at 7.01pm. Far out.
# Going Digital
Date set for digital TV switchover, here's what you need to know
The Minister for Communications has confirmed that the analogue TV signal will be switched off on 24 October 2012.
# Saorview Scam
Saorview warns of door-to-door TV 'sales' scam
The free digital TV service advises customers that they don’t offer door-to-door sales, and warns people about visitors.
# Digital TV
Communications minister launches free-to-air Digital TV service
Ireland’s answer to Freeview, called ‘Saorview’, will ultimately replace the current analogue TV broadcast system.