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Minister designates new UTV Ireland channel for carriage on SAORVIEW

Dublin, 1 December 2014

The Minister for Communications, Alex White, T.D., today signed the order designating the new UTV Ireland television service for carriage on SAORVIEW. The decision means that Irish television viewers who rely on the SAORVIEW platform will be able to view the new service when it launches on New Year's Day 2015.

The designation was made following a determination that UTV Ireland "is a television service having the character of a public service." The designation was made under section 130(1)(a)(iv) of the Broadcasting Act 2009.

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