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Details Of Sky's Distribution Deal With BT and Premier Sports Emerge

Details Of Sky's Distribution Deal With BT and Premier Sports Emerge

With most of your sport on television needs soon coming to one place - after Sky's distribution deal with BT and Premier Sports last year - details of what that means for customers are now beginning to emerge.

In a positive move for football fans, Sky Sports will now be able to broadcast all live Premier League games in Ireland under one subscription, having previously had to share the rights with BT Sport.

Sky Sports, BT Sport and Premier Sports will be available to purchase as part of one pack, Sports Extra, in the coming months, though prices have yet to be released by the company.

Unfortunately, it means Eir customers will no longer be able to avail of the additional sports channels as part of their broadband subscription. These changes will come into effect from August 1.

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Last June, Premier Sports announced they will also broadcast Premier League games this coming season, having secured the rights for 53 games in total, though they will now go under the Sky umbrella, along with BT Sport's 52 exclusive games.

Moreover, the move also means the company will secure rights for the Champions League and the Europa League, as BT Sport currently hold both.

While Eir customers will lose out on BT Sport's offerings, they will still be able to view Eir Sport's channels, meaning customers will be able to view all 48 games from this autumn's Rugby World Cup as well as the Guinness Pro 14, the GAA Allianz league et cetera.

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