Dáil Éireann - Volume 259 - 24 February, 1972
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Multi-Channel Reception.
Mr. Desmond Mr. Desmond
166. Mr. Desmond asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs the estimated number of television sets and viewers in the Republic who have multi-channel reception; the total estimated number of sets and viewers in the Republic; and the estimated number of persons in Northern Ireland who have effective RTE reception.
Mr. G. Collins Mr. G. Collins
Mr. G. Collins: It is estimated that there are approximately 550,000 television sets in the State covering a population of about 2.4 million and that about one-third of these are equipped to receive external programmes. It is understood that about 200,000 persons in Northern Ireland live in areas where RTE television transmissions can be satisfactorily received with a relatively simple outdoor aerial, but no estimate is available of the number of sets in Northern Ireland which are equipped to receive such transmissions.
Dáil Éireann 259 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Multi-Channel Reception.