DCTV and the Irish TV Digital “Switch-over”

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John speaks to CIARÁN MOORE from Dublin Community Television. They begin by explaining the difference between community television and commercial television. Ciarán explains how and where DCTV broadcasts, and then how the switch-over to digital will affect the station as well as what it is likely to change with the digital introduction.

Ciarán explains what has happened in the planned switch over from analog to digital and highlights some of the pitfalls encountered in the process.

They discuss how some of the community channels output will be broadcast for free on British “Free to air” television but will not be available for free in Ireland due to restrictions, even though some of the material is funded by the Irish TV License fee.

Duration: 09'01" DATE: October 24, 2012
Interviewer:John Healy
Producer:John Healy
Interviewee:Ciarán Moore
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture
Keywords:analog to digital television switch, free to air tv, DCTV, community TV, dublin community television
LocationIreland Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20121024_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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