SPI/FilmBox expands in Ireland with eir

SPI/FilmBox has continued its expansion in Western Europe with a new distribution deal in Ireland. The broadcaster has agreed a deal with Irish telco eir for its channels FilmBox Arthouse, Gametoon, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox and FashionBox. The channels will be offered in the eir TV Extra extended basic package. FilmBox Arthouse is dedicated to classic world […]

EBU names former Eir TV and RTÉ chief as deputy head of sport

Public broadcasters organisation has named Glen Killane as deputy director of sport. Killane was previously managing director of Eir Sport and Eir Television in Ireland, where he was responsible for Eir’s IPTV platform and newly acquired sports channels. He started his career at RTÉ Sport in 1996 and became deputy editor of sport in 2002, […]

Xavier Niel ‘close’ to taking majority control of Eir

Xavier Niel, the French telecom entrepreneur and owner of multi-play service provider Iliad Telecom/Free, is close to finalizing a deal to buy a majority stake in Irish telco Eir, according to press reports. According to The Times, a deal could be signed by the end of the year, expected to value the telco at around […]

Eir buys Setanta Sports Ireland

Irish telecoms company Eir has acquired Setanta Sports Ireland in a deal that marks its first move into TV content rights. Through the deal Eir has taken BT Sport’s Irish rights allowing it to broadcast Premier League and Champions league football. Setanta customers in the Republic of Ireland are able to receive six channels – Setanta […]

Ireland’s Eir reportedly in talks to buy Setanta Sport

Irish telco Eir is in talks to acquire Dublin-based pay TV broadcaster Setanta Sport, according to local press. According to the Irish Times, talks between the pair are at an advanced stage and are likely to be completed next year, subject to regulatory approval. According to the paper, Setanta co-founder and majority owner Mickey O’Rourke […]

Eir extend live TV to iOS and Android with SeaChange

Irish telco eir is expanding its eir Vision IPTV platform to deliver OTT live TV to iOS and Android devices. The eir Vision platform, based on SeaChange International’s technology, will now provide a unified user experience across iOS and Android mobile devices, according to eir. SeaChange, which provides its Nitro multiscreen user interface for the […]