Vodafone TV Play launches in Ireland

Telecommunications provider Vodafone Ireland has unveiled its new TV offering, Vodafone TV Play, all-in-one smart entertainment hub. The smart entertainment hub and soundbar  launches in Ireland after debuting in Portugal. The  product was designed by Bang & Olufsen leveraging Dolby Atmos technology. It features include hands-free Google Assistant voice control, record, playback, Bluetooth, Chromecast built-in […]

SPI International in deal with Vodafone Ireland

Canal+-owned channel and streamer distributor SPI International has signed a new channel distribution deal with Vodafone Ireland that will bring a raft of thematic channels to the cable operator’s Irish audience. Channels coming to the Vodafone Ireland platform include FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox, Gametoon and Dizi. The complete list of channels included in the deal are: FilmBox Arthouse which carries […]

Racing TV to broadcast Japan Cup in the UK and Ireland for first time

Japanese horse racing competition, the Japan Cup, will be shown live in the UK and Ireland for the first time on Racing TV, with the event kicking off on Sunday, November 26. The 43rd edition of the race carries Japan’s biggest winning prize of JPY500 million, approximately £2.7m. Racing TV is the the UK home […]

Sky Sports extends PGA Championship rights

Sky Sports has struck a three- year extension deal with The PGA of America to deliver live coverage of the PGA Championship and Senior PGA Championship in the UK and Ireland. The sports broadcaster retains the rights to air in-depth coverage of the PGA Championship and Senior PGA Championship through to 2027. The 2024 PGA […]

Sky Ireland signs wholesale deal to use Virgin Media fibre network

Sky Ireland has struck a broadband wholesale access deal with Virgin Media Ireland that it says will significantly enhance broadband services available to Sky Ireland customers, across the country. Through the partnership, Sky Ireland will use the infrastructure of Virgin Media Ireland’s high-speed fibre broadband network, which currently passes one million premises across Ireland. The […]

Premier Sports scoops up UEFA competition rights for Ireland

Viaplay-owned Premier Sports will be the home for UEFA European Club Football in the Republic of Ireland for three seasons commencing in August 2024. The new agreement follows success in a recent media rights process, conducted by TEAM MarketIng on behalf of UEFA, in Ireland. Premier Sports has been successful in securing premium rights across […]

Liberty Global’s Rodriguez: fibre more cost-efficient, DOCSIS 3.1 still has potential

Fibre offers a “significantly more cost efficient” upgrade path for cable “than both DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 4.0,” according to Liberty Global CTO Enrique Rodriguez, while DOCSIS 3.1 is in certain circumstances able to deliver ultra-fast bandwidth to suit current and predicted future demand. Speaking on a Morgan Stanley CTO Symposium webinar yesterday, Rodriguez said […]

Sky Stream launches in Ireland

UK broadcaster Sky has launched Sky Stream in Ireland, giving viewers access to content over streaming without a TV dish. Sky Stream is the latest addition to Sky’s TV product family, with the same smart user interface as Sky Glass. The streaming platform has genre categories and new features like Restart live TV and Playlist. […]

Premier Sports Ireland and Nova Greece secure Wimbledon rights

Viaplay-owned Premier Sports in Ireland and United Group-owned Nova in Greece are among the latest media groups to announce deals to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis championships. The Premier Sports deal gives the Viaplay-owned outfit rights to cover the event on its linear channels Premier Sports 1 and 2 as well as providing three red button […]

RTÉ and Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) taps Simplestream to upgrade IPTV service

Ireland’s largest sporting organisation, Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and the Irish broadcaster RTÉ have tapped Simplestream to revamp its sports subscription channel, GAAGO.  The IPTV service airs Gaelic games including hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball, and rounders accessible to members and supporters. Simplestream have built and delivered a new set of OTT applications for Android and iOS […]

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