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Sky launches Ireland’s biggest Catch Up TV service

Sky customers will have access to 43 channels on new platform

Sky customers can now enjoy the benefits of the Catch Up TV service that offers 43 channels for no extra cost thanks to the company’s latest launch.

It features both Sky TV channels and non-Sky channels, including Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Atlantic as well as others such as TV3, Channel 4 and Fox.

Sports fans will be able to see the best of the action from Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and F1, while Sky Movies will be available for film lovers to see all their favourites.

For fans of comedy and entertainment, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Boomerang and MTV will all be available on the Catch Up TV service.

February will also see Watch, Dave, Alibi and Gold added to the service, while Sky News and Eurosport will be added shortly after bringing the total number of channels to 49.

It means a greater amount of On Demand TV will be available than ever before thanks to Sky with TV box sets and hundreds of hours of programming available for Sky customers.

The Sky+ phone application can also be used to download shows on demand to their system at home from anywhere in the world, further enhancing the tools available with Sky TV.

JD Buckley, Sky Ireland’s Managing Director, said the company was delighted to be starting the year with the launch of Ireland’s biggest Catch Up TV service.

“We have a great line up of channels included in the service, which means that TV fans across Ireland no longer need to worry about missing their favourite TV programmes, movies, sports events and news,” he explained.

Mark Anderson, Sky Ireland’s Director of Sales & Marketing, commented: “We expect On Demand to be really big for us in 2014, with more and more of our customers watching TV Box Sets and Sky Movies when, where and how they want.”

TV3 will also be included in the new service and David McRedmond, CEO at TV3, expressed his happiness at securing a partnership with Sky.

“TV3’s 3Player content is a perfect fit for Sky’s Catch Up TV service and this agreement is a win-win for all concerned,” he explained.

Speaking after the launch Eoin Clarke, Head of commented: “Sky is showing a genuine commitment to product development and enhancing our TV viewing experience. Sky’s Catch Up TV service is free to Sky customers. It’s welcome news at a time when households are looking to keep costs down but still have access to market leading products.”

The On Demand TV offerings from Sky mean that the best shows from the Christmas and New Year period are all available, while the new programming in the coming months will also be there for customers to enjoy.

In order for Sky customers to avail of the Catch Up TV service, they will need a compatible Sky+HD box connected to their broadband router. This can be done using a Sky+HD box with built in WiFi, an ethernet cable or an On Demand Connector.

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