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.
|DATE: October 24, 2012
|Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture
|Keywords:analog to digital television switch, free to air tv, DCTV, community TV, dublin community television