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Sky to carry BT Sport, Premier Sport in Ireland from August 1

Pay-television broadcaster Sky will carry the BT Sport and Premier Sport channels on its Irish platform from August 1, taking over from telco Eir.

Sky announced details of its new Sports Extra package on Monday, comprising BT Sport 1, 2 and 3 as well as ESPN and Premier Sport 1 and 2.

Customers can choose to take either BT Sport or Premier Sport in the package.

The channels were previously offered for free as part of Eir’s broadband and TV packages.

Eir will now only broadcast sport from its own channels, which carry this year’s Rugby World Cup, Pro14 and Allianz League football.