Sky retain Irish rights

Sky have successfully secured the rights to show 116 live Premier League matches in Ireland for the seasons running from 2013-14 to 2015-16.

Last Updated: 28/02/13 at 08:56 Post Comment

Home of the Premier League: Sky retain rights until 2016

Home of the Premier League: Sky retain rights until 2016

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The deal ensures Sky will continue to be Ireland's leading Premier League broadcaster with more live matches than ever before. Viewers will continue to enjoy Super Sunday and Monday Night Football, with Sky Sports able to offer more of the best matches than any other broadcaster, feature more of the big head-to-head fixtures, and cover every club at least four times a season.

The Premier League deal complements a series of rights acquisitions and renewals over the last year - including the Football League, Lions Tour, European Tour and Ryder Cup golf - to ensure that Sky Sports remains the home of sport, with the best line-up of sport on Irish television.

Sky has been awarded live rights across all platforms - including satellite, cable, IPTV, online and mobile. This means that, in addition to TV, Sky customers will continue to benefit from live Premier League coverage through Sky Go on PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and games consoles.

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: "These rights mean that Sky Sports remains the home of the Barclays Premier League in Ireland. With more live matches than ever before, our Irish viewers can enjoy an unrivalled choice of the biggest and best games across Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons and Monday nights.

"Sky Sports Irish viewers can enjoy Premier League football in HD, 3D and online as well as across mobile and tablet devices. Combined with our already unrivalled portfolio of sports, there has never been a better time to subscribe to Sky Sports in Ireland."

JD Buckley, Managing Director, Sky Ireland added: "This is a great result for our Irish customers. Following the recent launch of Ireland's best value triple play service, today's announcement confirms our commitment to providing customers with the best content, technology and value."

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