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Sky and RTE sign channel/content partnership

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Published 04/09/2015 | 14:39

Sky Ireland md JD buckley and ryan tubridy
Sky Ireland md JD buckley and ryan tubridy
Noel Curran

Sky and RTÉ have signed a partnership agreement which will make more of the Irish broadcaster's content available on Sky's platform.

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As a results of the long-term deal, over the coming months Sky subscribers in Ireland will have access to a range of  RTÉ content through RTÉ Player via Sky on Demand, including Catch Up, Ireland’s biggest replay service.

In addition, RTÉ News Now and RTÉ One + 1 will be available in the near future.

RTÉ One HD will also become available to Sky customers at the same time.

The agreement will also involve the delivery of RTÉ content on a variety of Sky services including tablets, smart phones and other digital devices.

JD Buckley, Managing Director of Sky Ireland, said: “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. The partnership with Ireland’s leading broadcaster confirms our commitment to providing quality content and increasing value to our subscribers”

Noel Curran, Director-General, RTÉ, added: “As Ireland’s national public service media, RTÉ aims to serve all audiences. We do this through our 25 distinctive services. It has been a key policy initiative for RTÉ in recent years that those services be available and distributed as widely as possible through key partnerships that recognise the value for both parties. We’re delighted to have concluded this new partnership with Sky which gives significantly more access to RTÉ services and programming on Sky for audiences in Ireland”.



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