Ireland


Liberty Global hit by UK subscriber decline

Liberty Global’s fourth quarter results were hit by accelerating TV losses and an overall decline in customer numbers, with the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Switzerland all contributing to the decline. Virgin Media lost 110,900 revenue-generating units in the UK and Ireland and its customer base declined by 9,400, compared with a customer gain of 9,000 […]

Discovery expands Dplay into the UK and Ireland

Discovery is expanding its streaming service Dplay into the UK and Ireland. The AVOD service, which is currently available out of 10 countries including Italy and the Nordics, will unite content from Discovery’s six free-to-air channels, including Quest, Really, Quest Red, Home, Food Network and DMAX. The platform includes popular franchises from Discovery’s flagship free-to-air […]

Virgin Media and eir to carry each other’s sports channels

Irish telco eir and Virgin Media have penned a deal that will see an exchange of sports channels.  Virgin Media customers will receive eir sport, while eir customers will get Virgin Media Sport as a part of their sport pack. In Ireland, Virgin Media Sport carries over 300 matches of the UEFA Champions League, the […]

Irish court orders IP block of illegal EPL streams

Irish viewers who attempt to watch illegal streams of English Premier League (EPL) matches will find the service blocked, starting from the 2019/20 season.  The country has passed its first ever order compelling ISPs to block illegal live streams of matches. Ireland’s Commercial Court has ordered Eircom/Eir, Sky Ireland, Sky Subscriber Services, Virgin Media Ireland […]

Irish government: “We won’t scrap free licence fees”

TV licences for the elderly will remain free in Ireland, the country’s government has stated. The announcement came shortly after the BBC’s controversial decision to scrap free licence fees for people aged over 75. It has been estimated that 3.7 million households will lose their free TV licence. They will instead have to start paying […]

Amazon secures WTA tennis for UK and Ireland

Amazon has secured exclusive rights to Women’s Tennis Association matches in a four-year deal for the UK and Ireland, giving Prime members exclusive access to WTA tournaments from 2020 to 2024. Amazon said that the WTA will join Prime Video’s tennis coverage of 37 ATP Tour events from 2019 to 2023, and the US Open from […]

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

Netgem.tv launches in Ireland

Netgem.tv has launched its personalised Internet TV service in Ireland, following its entry into the UK market last year, with a range of smart-home devices distributed on Amazon, Ebay from today, and with more retail distribution channels and broadband service provider partners to follow, according to the company. The service will bring together live channels […]

UKTV’s Drama and Really launch on Virgin Media Ireland

UKTV’s Drama and Really channels are due to launch on Virgin Media Ireland for the first time, with the operator and channel provider expanding their partnership in the country in the wake of their public spat this summer. Drama will be available on channel number 164 of the electronic programme guide and will air shows like […]

Virgin Media Sport to launch in Ireland next month

Virgin Media in Ireland is due to launch its new Virgin Media Sport channel on September 18. The channel, dubbed by the pay TV provider as ‘Ireland’s new home of European football’ will broadcast Irish-produced coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Virgin Media Sport will be available to all Virgin Media […]

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