568,000 Saorview receivers sold in run-up to Ireland's digital TV switchover

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 
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According to Ireland’s Independent newspaper, 550,000 televisions were sold in the 18 months preceding the switch-off of the country’s analogue TV signal. 335,000 of the TVs had integrated tuners for reception of the replacement Saorview digital terrestrial TV service. A further 233,000 Saorview set-top boxes were sold, representing 70% of all set-top boxes sold during the period.