Villagers angry they need 'unsightly dishes' to get TV signal - National News - Independent.ie
Why is RTÉ not in a position to upgrade the mast? A public service broadcaster is supposed to make itself available to as many people as possible who are willing to pay the licence-fee. The people of Annascaul had previously received analogue TV. Therefore, they are entitled to receive digital TV.HOUSEHOLDERS in a small village are going to have to install "unsightly" satellite dishes to receive any TV signal.
Annascaul in west Kerry was left with no TV signal as the country went digital today. The only option open to people in the area is to install a Saorsat dish at a cost of up to €350.
James Knightly, who installs satellite dishes and aerials, says the mast should have been upgraded but RTE has said it was not in a position to do this.