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TVLand12 posts since 9 Aug 2019 new member
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In Ireland, Virgin Media and eir have agreed to carry their sports channels on each other’s platforms.
Some good news for eir customers who don’t want to pay €20 just to watch VM Sport in the Virgin Media app.

From Virgin Media Sport’s Facebook page -
Quote:
Virgin Media and eir have agreed a deal to carry their key 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.
rdd3,340 posts since 21 Jun 2001
But (more) bad news for standalone eir Sport pack subscribers on satellite, who are losing eir Sport 2 to make way for Virgin Media Sport. True, since it disaffiliated from Premier Sports on 1st August it’s shown nothing but repeats, but it will get use during the Rugby World Cup and once Pro14 season starts.

VM Sport’s content consists almost entirely of UEFA football, with all Champions League and Europa League matches, plus European Qualifiers that don’t involve the Republic of Ireland. Literally everything it has is also on Sky Sports or BT Sport.

An oddity of this deal is that Eir Broadband customers will get the eir Sport and VM Sport channels. Virgin Broadband customers get...nothing unless they also take tv from Virgin. It wouldn’t be such a problem if Virgin Broadband wasn’t so much better and faster than eir.
AJB395 posts since 10 Aug 2019 new member

VM Sport’s content consists almost entirely of UEFA football, with all Champions League and Europa League matches, plus European Qualifiers that don’t involve the Republic of Ireland. Literally everything it has is also on Sky Sports or BT Sport.


But remember Virgin Media and Eir TV customers can’t get the BT Sport channels. They are only available via Sky in the Republic of Ireland as of the 1st of August. Virgin Media Sport is the only way Virgin Media and Eir customers will see the Champions League and Europa League matches that aren’t on RTÉ or the normal Virgin Media channels.
Last edited by AJB39 on 15 August 2019 6:32pm - 2 times in total
rdd3,340 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Eir TV customers can get the BT Sport channels (in a pack with Premier Sports, just like on Sky) - as can Vodafone TV customers. Virgin Media customers cannot, that is true, but they already get VM Sport for free anyway.
UKnews830 posts since 26 Apr 2011
If Eleven just restreamed La Liga TV can't they sell that directly to the UK market.

Eleven showed that even with Serie A and various other leagues (plus some golf) you couldn’t make it profitable charging just £5pm / £50 per year. That’s without an existing streaming and subscriber management system in place. La Liga / Mediapro will know they could get more from a deal with another company than they’d make streaming it themselves, they just haven’t yet accepted what those companies are willing to pay.