The Big Deal judges  – singers Jedward and Lyra and comedian Deirdre O’Kane – at Virgin Media Television’s new season launch event. Photograph: Virgin

Virgin Media Television’s new season will be led by “the biggest entertainment show we have ever done” and “the biggest drama we have ever done”, dire(...)

Major US stock indexes fell from record levels on Monday. Photograph: Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP

European stocks retreated slightly from record highs on Monday, as a weaker open on Wall Street and rallying currencies offset optimism about a solid (...)

Lionel Messi celebrates a goal against Athletic Bilbao with Pedri. Photograph: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty

Lionel Messi’s wife collected him from Barcelona’s El Prat airport in mid-November after playing a couple of international games in South America. Mes(...)

The difficult situation for Eir Sport was underlined in Eir’s results for the second half of 2020, which showed a 47 per cent drop in TV and content revenues. Photograph: iStock

Eir has said it will not take part in the latest rounds of sports rights auctions, citing fundamental changes to the commercial model for subscription(...)

This is a pivotal year for Irish sporting rights, with the future of two absolutely key properties – Six Nations and the GAA – on the line.

For sporting organisations, it’s a beautiful game. After years of red-hot inflation, the European sports broadcasting rights market seemed to be cooli(...)

‘UEFA can confirm that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC will now take place at Puskas Arena in Budapest,’ said a statement. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Liverpool’s Champions League first leg against RB Leipzig will take place in Budapest, Uefa has announced. The tie, on February 16th, has had to be sw(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton following  Ireland’s World Cup match against Mexico in Orlando, Florida, in 1994. The documentary Finding Jack Charlton will be shown on Virgin Media Television this spring, along with a raft of escapist entertainment. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

The television premiere of Finding Jack Charlton, an acclaimed documentary on the late Republic of Ireland football manager, is set to be the standout(...)

The Olympic rings monument at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo in March 2020, the month in which organisers agreed to postpone the games until 2021. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Irish television advertising revenues will grow 5 per cent next year, supported by economic recovery and the return of sporting events, according to f(...)

Virgin Media Ireland withdrew its sports channels from Eir on Thursday, ahead of the UEFA Champions League quarter final between Atletico Madrid and Leipzig. Photograph: Miguel A. Lopes/AFP

Virgin Media Ireland will return supply of Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra to Eir only when the French-owned telecoms company “pays it(...)

Linfield have been awarded a 3-0 win for their postponed Champions League preliminary round tie after Kosovan opponents FC Drita were placed into quar(...)

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