Sky retain Premiere League football broadcast rights in Ireland

Sky customers in Ireland can look forward to more Premier League football than ever before

David Baker
by David Baker on 27th February, 2013

Sky will continue to broadcast Premier League football in Ireland, after clinching a new deal which will cover the next three years.

From the 2013-14 to the 2015-16 seasons, the TV, phone and broadband provider will broadcast 116 live matches each season – mirroring the same amount of live matches broadcast in the UK.

Super Sunday and Monday Night Football will continue on TV in Ireland, plus there will be coverage of the upcoming Lions Tour, Football League matches, and major golf events including the Ryder Cup and European Tour.

The live broadcast rights awarded to Sky will cover broadcasts via IPTV, satellite, cable, online, and mobile.

Sky’s customers, through Sky Go, will be able to access live sport broadcasts on their laptops, PCs, tablets, smartphones and games consoles.

Managing Director of Sky Sports, Barney Francis, stated that the new deal would mean that there would be more Premier League football matches shown in Ireland than previously.

Francis said that Irish viewers will be able to “enjoy an unrivalled choice” of the biggest and most important games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Francis added that Sky Sports viewers in Ireland will be able to enjoy Premier League football in 3D and HD, as well as online and on tablets and mobile devices.

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