Soarsat is not an option. They've designed the solution very well, so that
it only has a focus on Ireland. It uses a Ka-band LNB, which is different
from a Ku-band that is used for Sky and Freeview.
They've even gone as far as ensuring that there's a transponder over France
that has the same frequencies as the transponder over Ireland, which causes
interference on the same frequencies in the middle. aka, Great Britain.
This page has a very good explanation on how they're doing this.
On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 5:03 PM, Michael Jonker <michael at openpoint.ie>wrote:
> I would assume that the Soarsat satellite will have a narrow focus on
> Ireland. RTE has a relatively small budget and broadcasts to a very small
> audience. For this reason they receive price concessions from foreign
> networks to broadcast non-domestic content. Domestic sports rights are also
> sold on to Sky and the likes for broadcast in the UK, but are free to air
> in Ireland. This is also the reason they geo-block their internet
> offerings, except for some domestic content. If they were to make
> everything free to air via satellite for the whole of Europe, they would
> blow their business model.
>>> On 18/07/2012 16:49, Steven Kavanagh wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>>> Yeah you'd probably need quite a big dish to receive this in Italy
>> alright... if it even works at all.
>>>> It's worth a try though if all else fails.
>>>> Also Niall here's a quote from their website:
>> "The RTÉ services on SAORSAT are exactly the same as those on SAORVIEW.
>> full list of TV channels is: RTÉ One, RTÉ Two HD,TG4, RTÉ News Now, RTÉjr,
>> and RTÉ One+1."
>>>> So it's exactly the same at the moment but I supposed if and when other
>> third party broadcasters come on board on the Soarview system then yes
>> may not necessarily be reflected on Saorsat.
>>>> On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote:
>>>> On 18 Jul 2012, at 13:30, Steven Kavanagh wrote:
>>>>>> I'm not an expert in Satellite communications so forgive me if this
>>>> suggestion isn't accurate.
>>>>>>>> You could check out the following:
>>>>>>>> Saorsat is a Satellite Saorview service meant for those people that
>>>> get coverage or Saorview in Ireland... it's exactly the same thing only
>>>> broadcast through a Satellite.
>>>>>>> Not quite exactly the same thing - it doesn't necessarily include al the
>>> same channels.
>>>>>> Again not sure if you could receive this in Italy somehow but it's worth
>>>>>>> a try?
>>>>>> The footprint of this signal will be directed at Ireland, and indeed they
>>> say that parts of Ireland may need a 100cm dish. It might be possible to
>>> receive it in Italy, but you're likely to need quite a large dish.
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