Easy TV DTT
TypeDigital Terrestrial Television
IndustryMedia
Founded2008, dissolved 2009, declined offer 2010
HeadquartersDublin, Ireland RTÉ Enterprises
Dublin, Ireland Liberty Global
ProductsConsidered offering a digital terrestrial television service in the Republic of Ireland in 2008 & declined the offer in May 2010.
RevenueNone
WebsiteNone

Easy TV was a consortium that were offered a licence by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to run the pay television services on the DTT platform in the Republic of Ireland.[1] It was last one standing and least preferred in the 2008 contest results.

Easy TV consisted of a consortium made up of a subsidiary of public service broadcaster, RTÉ and a pay TV cable provider company RTÉ Commercial Enterprises Ltd (50%), Liberty Global (50%),

Easy TV considered its position on the licence offer which it was offered on 29 April 2010.[2][3] The Easy TV consortium informed the BAI on 12 May 2010 that it was declining their offer to pursue negotiations regarding the Commercial DTT Multiplex Licence.[4] RTÉ publicly confirmed on 14 May 2010 Easy TV was "declining their offer to pursue negotiations" on the DTT contract.[5] The BAI officially confirmed Easy TV's withdrawal and the conclusion of the current DTT licensing process on 18 May 2010.[6]

The Saorview system launched in the absence of any commercial DTT system, and remains the sole system in operation.

Easy TV Project

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) following the withdrawal of two other consortia that applied for the licence back in 2008
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Molloy, Thomas (5 May 2010). "Chorus-NTL renamed UPC as it rings changes with new services". Irish Independent. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2010/05/16/irish-dtt-on-the-brink-after-easy-tv-refuses-bai-offer/
  5. ^ Noonan, Laura (15 May 2010). "Plans for digital terrestrial TV in tatters after pullout". Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Noonan, Laura (17 April 2010). "Eircom's plan for pay TV on brink as RTÉ talks collapse". Irish Independent.
  8. ^ http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055897405
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2010/05/16/irish-dtt-on-the-brink-after-easy-tv-refuses-bai-offer/
  11. ^ Noonan, Laura (15 May 2010). "Plans for digital terrestrial TV in tatters after pullout". Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 May 2010.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) BAI Statement on Digital Terrestrial Television (“DTT”) Contracts Awards Process
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) BAI Digital Terrestrial Television information
  14. ^ Major changes heralded in broadcasting as new laws enacted, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, 2009-07-15, archived from the original on 2009-07-20
  15. ^ Minister Ryan discusses the Broadcasting Act (, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources/Youtube.com, 2009-07-15