Sky Ireland

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Sky Ireland
Type Pay TV, Broadband and Phone
Country Republic of Ireland
Availability Satellite
Slogan Believe in Better
Broadcast area
Republic of Ireland
Parent British Sky Broadcasting Group plc
Official website
www.sky.ie

Sky Ireland is a telecommunications company which serves the Republic of Ireland.[1][2]

Its corporate headquarters are based in Dublin which were opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on January 18, 2013.[3] Sky Ireland provides customers in the Republic of Ireland with digital television channels. Sky have launched their broadband in Ireland with packages varying from €40 to €57.50 per month and speeds of up to 24meg. Sky's broadband services have no cap and are unlimited.[4]

Sky Ireland is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSkyB.

History[edit]

  • Sky previously operated an Irish version of Sky News.
  • In 1998 Sky Digital launched its digital television services within the Republic of Ireland.
  • Sky Ireland provides opt-out feeds of key Sky television channels which includes Sky1, Sky Sports, Sky News and Sky Atlantic.
  • As of January 2013: The company has 500 workers that work from its contact centre with a possible increase of 1,000 by year end. BSkyB chief executive Jermey Darroch announced on January 18, 2013 that Sky Ireland will invest a further €1 billion over the next five years in Ireland.[5]
  • As of September 2013: Sky Ireland now employ 800 people at its Dublin base. Sky Ireland have confirmed they expect to invest €1.25 billion with expansion into the Irish market with Irish specific productions and further expansion of its existing Irish telecommunications company.[6]
  • In October 2013 Sky Ireland Launched the On Demand service to its Irish customers.
  • December 2013 Sky launched Ireland's biggest Catch-up TV Service.

Sky Ireland EPG[edit]

The Sky EPG lists all channels carried on the Sky platform. Many channels are free, others are available only with a subscription.

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