Ireland

Ireland is the latest country in which the sales processes have begun for broadcast rights to the Uefa club competitions from 2021-22 to 2023-24

A long-running carriage dispute between Irish telecoms operators Virgin Media and Eir has been fast-tracked to the Commercial Court in Dublin

The Irish government has launched a review of the list of sporting events currently reserved for free-to-air television coverage in the country.

UK and Ireland pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has acquired a 10-per-cent stake in the parent company of social media publisher JOE Media Group, with the two parties set to share sports content

Commercial broadcaster Virgin Media Television has extended and expanded its rights in Ireland to Racecourse Media Group’s UK horse races until 2023.

Pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has acquired a package of rights in Ireland to the new Autumn Nations Cup rugby union tournament

Electric off-road motorsport series Extreme E has agreed a rights deal in Ireland with Virgin Media Television. The agreement comprises live and highlights rights as the new series begins in 2021

European football’s governing body, Uefa, has secured an order from the Irish High Court that requires a series of internet service providers in the country to block access to IP addresses of servers w…

Jonathan Hill, the former agency executive and ex-commercial director at the Football Association, has been named as the new chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI)

The British & Irish Lions touring side maintained the value of its media rights in the UK and Ireland in a deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky for next year’s tour of South Africa.

Spain’s LaLiga has for the first time agreed a revenue-sharing deal for its rights in the UK and Ireland for the 2019-22 cycle. LaLiga will receive a fee from pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports, but the two parties will also share revenues in both territories from LaLiga’s dedicated channel, LaLigaTV, SportBusiness Media understands.

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky’s extension of its rights deal for The Open is an attempt to shore up its dominant position in golf in the UK and Ireland against the threat of GolfTV, the dedicated channel run by the Discovery-PGA Tour joint venture, SportBusiness Media understands.

Match-choice restrictions placed by Spain’s LaLiga on the free-to-air package in its UK and Ireland rights tenders for the 2019-22 cycle may limit interest from broadcasters, according to industry experts spoken to by SportBusiness Media.

Sports Channel Network has acquired multi-platform rights in the UK and Ireland to US wrestling promotion Major League Wrestling

Premier Sports has acquired rights in the UK and Ireland to Impact Wrestling’s flagship weekly show and its showpiece events.

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has agreed to provide online coverage of inter-county championship matches that are not being shown by Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ and pay-television broadcaster …

Pro14 Rugby has stated it is in “early discussions” with SA Rugby to expand the number of South African franchises in the cross-border league, while it has introduced a Monday Night Rugby concept for the…

RTÉ will show live coverage of Sunday’s Uefa Women’s Champions League final in a first for the Irish public-service broadcaster.

Eir has removed its sports channels from the platforms of Virgin Media in an escalation of the dispute between the Irish telecoms operators

Virgin Media has suspended the supply of its sports channels to fellow Irish telco Eir over a payment dispute, leaving the latter’s customers without access to Uefa Champions League football coverage.

The NFL and pay-television broadcaster Sky will jointly launch a new dedicated channel in the UK and Ireland as part of a new five-year rights agreement

Global sports update and results provider LiveScore has renewed an agreement for streaming rights in the UK and Ireland to Italy’s Serie A, and further expanded its football offering with a host of other p…

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has teamed up with RTÉ to launch a new streaming platform to deliver coverage of the League of Ireland Premier Division at what the Irish public-service broadcaster …

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has acquired exclusive rights in the UK and Ireland to the 2021 British and Irish Lions' three-Test rugby union series against South Africa as well as the Lions’ five warm-up m…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has agreed an expanded, long-term extension to its carriage deal with international media group Discovery covering the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria

Global sports update and results provider LiveScore is to launch its first live streaming service, providing coverage of Italy’s Serie A and Portugal’s Primeira Liga to football fans in the UK and Ire…

Live tennis will return to the UK market later this month with subscription streaming service Amazon Prime Video securing rights to the ‘Battle of the Brits’ men’s exhibition tournament. T

Poland’s Ekstraklasa has struck broadcast deals in some key European markets as the league continues its preparations to return to action on May 29 following the Covid-19 shutdown.

Irish public broadcaster RTÉ is to show the national team’s play-off for this summer’s Euro 2020 football championship.

The member unions of the Six Nations rugby union tournament have agreed to pool their media rights, including autumn internationals and other test matches, ahead of the anticipated investment from CVC…

Spanish LaLiga’s dedicated channel, LaLigaTV, will be available on pay-television broadcaster Sky's platform in Ireland from Wednesday.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has acquired rights in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe to this month’s West Indies v Ireland one-day and Twenty20 cricket series.

The Sky Sports Racing arm of UK and Ireland pay-television broadcaster Sky has agreed a multi-year rights deal with the New York Racing Association and Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Group.

League of Ireland football clubs will reportedly take over ownership of their broadcast rights from the 2021-22 season if current plans for an All-Island league fail

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has acquired exclusive, multi-year rights in the UK and Ireland to US-based Keeneland horseracing and sale events

Premier Sports has acquired exclusive linear and digital rights in the UK and Ireland to Spanish football’s LaLiga for 2019-20 to 2021-22, in a deal that will see the league launch its dedicated channel, L…

Irish telcos eir and Virgin Media have agreed a deal to carry their key sports channels on each other’s television platforms.