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 Pro14 rugby: a good example of a rights-holder that has set up an effective formula in Ireland, where the pay-TV option on Eir Sport is blended with TG4’s free-to-air access. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

When the men’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) whirs into action in Japan next month, it will mark a pivotal moment for Eir Sport. Will it be a crowning triump(...)

Since Eir was taken over by French group Illiad it has become clear that it does not see television as a core focus. Photograph: Maxwells

Eir Sport was launched to the world three years ago this week, picking up where Setanta left off. It’s likely to be a muted celebration following BT(...)

  Munster’s Alby Mathewson in action. A third of men – and 43 per cent of men aged 25-34 – are subscribers to sports channels, research has found. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

One in four Irish people have subscribed to a paid TV sports channel package in the last 12 months, while 10 per cent have purchased pay-per-view acce(...)

Glen Killane will report to director of sport Stefan Kürten and  lead the EBU’s new sport strategy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former RTÉ and Eir executive Glen Killane has been named deputy director of sport at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The Irish television exec(...)

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and his team-mates celebrate after winning the Pro14 final against Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph: PA

Turnover at rugby’s Pro14 tournament has doubled to more than €20 million over the last two years as two South African franchises have joined the comp(...)

Eir: “Our customer care team has been in contact to apologise.” Photograph: Maxwells

Maura has been an Eir – and before that Eircom – customer since 1992 and has had her landline, broadband and recently Eir Sport with the company witho(...)

Poldark (Aidan Turner) searches far and wide for a pay-TV provider that will give him everything he needs. Photograph: Mammoth Screen/BBC.

In idle moments, I like to think about the perfect television platform. This platform would be a single, one-bill service that includes everything I (...)

Glen Killane, managing director of Eir Sport and Eir Television, at Eir’s group headquarters in Dublin: ‘We have to understand that not everybody loves sport.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s not long before the big question for anyone in the business of sport today comes up. Is UFC here to stay, or is it one great, noisy fad? Glen Ki(...)

Changes to the availability of the Eir Sport TV package will impact on the potential live viewership of the 2017 Allianz Leagues, with further implica(...)

In June, The Irish Times revealed that Teneo had signed up former Irish rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll as a senior adviser with its global sports division.

New York-based executive advisory company Teneo Holdings has acquired Irish PR firm PSG Communications for an undisclosed sum. This marks a major ex(...)

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