Sky/RTÉ announce long-term catch-up partnership

JD Buckley

JD Buckley

Sky and RTÉ have signed a long term partnership agreement to increase the number of channels and ways in which RTÉ’s content can be accessed on Sky’s services in Ireland.

For over 12 years, Sky and RTÉ’s partnership has ensured the availability of RTÉ One and RTÉ2 in Sky households across the country. The new agreement means more RTÉ channels and services will be available to Sky customers.

Over the coming months, Sky subscribers in Ireland will enjoy access to a diverse range of  RTÉ content through RTÉ Player’s availability via Sky on Demand, including Catch Up, Ireland’s biggest catch up service.

As part of the agreement, RTÉ News Now and RTÉ One + 1 will be available in the near future to Sky customers. RTÉ One HD will also become available to Sky customers at the same time.

The agreement includes the provision to deliver RTÉ content on a variety of Sky services including tablets, smart phones and other digital devices – giving Sky customers ultimate control over how, when and where they enjoy RTÉ content.

“We are delighted to partner with RTÉ so that we can offer our customers more of their favourite shows across Sky’s platforms in ways that best suit their needs,” comments JD Buckley, Managing Director of Sky Ireland. “The partnership with Ireland’s leading broadcaster confirms our commitment to providing quality content and increasing value to our subscribers”

Sky’s Principal Streaming Architect for Internet TV Ben Forman will be appearing at this year’s Content Delivery World (5th – 7th October, 2015, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London). Read our exclusive interview with him here: Sky: “The OTT challenge is TV quality at TV scale”



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