Are you prepared for the switch?
Does it mean that people who do not go digital can at last stop paying for the TV license? (If they receive no TV and are not equipped to, as opposed to being equipped to but not using it or it not working)
Will old people end up not noticing anything till it is too late?
Ireland's terrestrial analogue television network will be switched off next October, as the country makes the change to the new national digital TV network.
The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said the old network would be turned off on October 24th 2012, as the changeover to the digital TV network is officially completed. Northern Ireland's analogue network is also being switched off on the same date.
That will leave Irish TV viewers using the free-to-air digital terrestial television (DTT) service Saorview system for subscription-free TV services, which RTÃ‰ launched in May. The analogue and digital networks currently work in parallel, and will continue to do so until the switchover date.