Advanced Television

Ireland

CSG acquires Tango Telecom

CSG has formally acquired Tango Telecom, a supplier of convergent policy control and messaging solutions. The acquisition is the culmination of a long-standing relationship that delivers end-to-end digital monetisation solutions to some of the world’s largest and most successful communications service providers (CSPs). The acquisition of Tango Telecom arms CSG with real-time, dynamic policy and […]

May 27, 2021

Virgin Media partnership with Dublin City Council

Virgin Media Business has activated its next generation wireless infrastructure to deliver a boost to over 30 locations in Dublin with the roll-out of a new, fast public Wi-Fi service as part of WiFi4EU, which is connecting communities across the city. Under a 3-year partnership with Dublin City Council’s Smart Dublin programme, this initiative is […]

May 27, 2021

Ireland: Virgin, RTÉ to share Six Nations

Six Nations Rugby has commenced joint long form contract discussions with Irish broadcasters Virgin Media Television and RTÉ having agreed a joint proposal in principle. It is planned that an agreement will ensure all three Six Nations Championships (Men’s Guinness Six Nations, Women’s Six Nations and Men’s Under 20’s tournaments) enjoy unprecedented coverage in the […]

May 11, 2021

Animated Riverdance movie on Sky

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, a new Sky original movie bringing the spirit of Irish dance to family audiences, will be available to watch later this month. The film is co-produced by Aniventure and River Productions and will be available in the UK & Ireland exclusively on Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW on May 28th. […]

May 11, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Ireland: Virgin Media TV sees record breaking Q1  

Virgin Media has unveiled its most popular viewing trends for the first three months of 2021, a quarter which saw growth in viewing across all key genres and particularly among young viewers. In a quarter of unprecedented pandemic uncertainty, viewers have turned to Virgin Media in huge numbers across its linear channels and Virgin Media […]

April 13, 2021

Musk’s Starlink reaches Ireland

Starlink, Elon Musk’s broadband by satellite system, has seen its reception equipment reach County Kerry in Ireland. The Irish Examiner newspaper reports that the equipment is being trialled in Kerry’s remote Black Valley and will be active within days. The report adds that that the pilot project is being conducted by the Ireland’s Department of […]

April 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

Virgin Media TV Ireland names Ní Chaoindealbháin deputy MD

Virgin Media Ireland has named Áine Ní Chaoindealbháin as the company’s Deputy Managing Director of Virgin Media Television. She is currently Director of Operations at Virgin Media Television. Ní Chaoindealbháin takes on the role which has been established for the first time as a new executive function in the business. Paul Farrell, Managing Director of […]

March 26, 2021

Virgin Media Ireland launches Virgin TV 360

Virgin Media Ireland has announced the arrival of Virgin TV 360, a new connected entertainment platform which Virgin says delivers its most advanced and innovative TV service yet. Underpinned by Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband connectivity, this new platform gives viewers an all-encompassing TV experience on all their screens, backed by new functionality including Voice Search […]

October 1, 2020

Virgin Media switches on 1Gb across Ireland

Virgin Media Ireland has switched on Gigabit Broadband services across its entire network, bringing lightning fast internet services to people, homes and businesses across the country. This immediate and most extensive launch of 1Gb services makes Virgin Media the country’s largest gigabit broadband provider surpassing all other networks and contributing substantially to the achievement of […]

August 20, 2020

Virgin Media pulls channels from eir Sport

Virgin Media abruptly halted eir Sport’s broadcast of its Champions quarter-final between Atletico Madrid vs RB Leipzig on August 13th. Virgin Media, which owns the rights to show Champions League games on Irish television, tweeted: “We have suspended our supply of Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra to eir Sport because eir has […]

August 14, 2020