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    Default Viewers in Annascaul cannot receive Saorview.

    Villagers angry they need 'unsightly dishes' to get TV signal - National News - Independent.ie

    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.
    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.

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    Gawd love them, is the Sky programming not enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizillusioned View Post
    Gawd love them, is the Sky programming not enough?
    With Sky, you have to pay a subscription as well as the licence fee to receive the Irish channels. Another problem with Saorsat is that TV3 is not available on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcameron View Post
    With Sky, you have to pay a subscription as well as the licence fee to receive the Irish channels. Another problem with Saorsat is that TV3 is not available on it.
    So if no TV no license.... simples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidcameron View Post
    I would imagine budgetary limitations and it wasn't worth it...

    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.
    And they can and will once they have the dishes...

    I've got zero sympathy for anyone who can't get a TV signal today...

    For years we've had uncle Gaybo telling us 'It's time to go digital'...

    Individuals and communities should have sorted themselves out if they were in doubt...

    I'm just glad the entire digital campaign is over now... cos it was tedious...

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    Looks like this is the place for people who are sick of the license extortion of RTE to move to.

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    Heard some woman on the news say that she could not get Saorview where she was and even the Saorsat would involve putting the dish across the field and running cable at a cost of €2000! surely some subsidy is deserved in these cases. Garnish Pat Kenny's and Tubbers wages if needs be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fionnmccool View Post
    Looks like this is the place for people who are sick of the license extortion of RTE to move to.
    Saorsat is available, it is in no way a special area that could be excluded from the licence fee.

    Quote Originally Posted by westernyelp View Post
    Heard some woman on the news say that she could not get Saorview where she was and even the Saorsat would involve putting the dish across the field and running cable at a cost of €2000! surely some subsidy is deserved in these cases. Garnish Pat Kenny's and Tubbers wages if needs be.
    I wonder how scribbled on the fag packet that price came from the back of is.

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    Won't someone please think of the children?

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