Eir Sports Rights To Be Shared With Virgin Media

15 Aug 2019 | 10.35 am

Eir Sports Rights To Be Shared With Virgin Media

Deal finalised ahead of Rugby World Cup

15 Aug 2019 | 10.35 am

Virgin Media and Eir have agreed a deal to carry their sports channels on each other’s TV platforms. Under the agreement, Virgin Media Sport will be available to Eir customers as part of the Eir sport pack, and in turn Eir sport will be available to Virgin Media TV customers.

The new arrangement will come into effect in the coming weeks ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup, and the new season of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

Eir sport is the official broadcaster of the Rugby World Cup in Ireland and the main Irish rights holder for the Guinness PRO14.  Eir sport also shows live Allianz Leagues Hurling and Football, live action from the FA Cup, SSE Airtricity League, Irish U21 Home qualifiers, tennis from Roland Garros, Wimbledon and more.

Virgin Media Sport offers extensive sports coverage across over 300 matches in the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, the Nations League and the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Virgin Media Television broadcasts the Guinness Six Nations, the Heineken Champions Cup and horse racing including the Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Grand National, all free-to-air.

Virgin Media  has recently been tempting new customers with a cut-price Sky Sports offering ahead of the start of the new Premier League season.

Virgin has priced up a €55 monthly bundle that includes 50 TV channels, 250MB broadband, World Talk home phone and Sky Sports for duration of the 12 month contract.

The Virgin Mix 250 cost is €54 month and Sky Sports is €1 a month in the promotion. After the contract expires, the TV/broadband price increases to €89 a month and the Sky Sports to €40 a month.

The discounted Sky Sports offer only applies to new Virgin Media customers. Virgin Media TV customers can view all 343 Champions League and Europa League matches, live on Virgin Media Sport.

Virgin Media Sport analyst Kevin Kilbane (pictured) is backing Manchester City to claim a third successive title triumph.

 

 

 

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