Sky is the most popular digital Television provider in Ireland. It is estimated that around one in three houses in Ireland have Sky Satellite TV installed.
Sky Ireland has several packages available to suit your household. The basic Sky Entertainment package has 55 channels with all your Irish and UK favourites . You can watch On Demand & Catch Up TV, Pause, rewind and record all your favourite shows. You can use the Sky Go app to watch TV on the move at no extra cost.
The most comprehensive package from Sky has 103 channels plus 8 Sky Sports channels an 11 Sky Cinema channels
If you have any sports fans in the family it can work out cheaper than going to the local pub to watch Premiership matches. (By the time you have bought a drink or two!)
Virgin Media also provide TV and phone services in Ireland and it is available in Dublin and most of the main cities in Ireland. The Virgin TV packages compare well with Sky – you can check out the prices here.
Broadband and Phone packages Sky also offers competitive prices for telephone and broadband services.
For example – free anytime calls to Irish landlines and unlimited broadband costs €50 a month . The bundle also includes free calls to landlines in the UK , USA , Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland .
To find out more check the Sky bundles available on Switcher
Tip: After 12 months you are free to cancel your Sky subscription and you will still be able to get quite a few “free to air” channels using the sky dish with the sky digibox and the cancelled viewing card. You will still need a TV arial to get the Irish Saorview channels .
Some of the UK channels that are not visible on the Sky Digital menus in Ireland – but you can tune them in and add them manually as “Other Channels”. Such channels include ITV2 ITV3 ITV4 BBC4 Cbeebies CBBC .
The SKY tuning information and frequency codes for some of the more popular channels is given below.
|Channel Name:||Frequency:||Polarisation:||Symbol Rate:||F.E.C.|
|BBC 1 NI||10.818||V||22000||5/6|
|BBC 2 NI||10.818||V||22000||5/6|
Note: ITV2,3,&4 HD are only available to subscribers with a UK Sky HD subscription
|BBC 1 HD||10.847||V||22000||5/6|
|ITV 1 HD||10.936||V||22000||5/6|
|CHANNEL 4 HD||12.607||V||27500||3/4|