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 Sky Entertainment package has 35 Sky TV channels plus 240 free to air channels. Alongside this , customers receive Sky+, Sky Go and Catch Up TV. They also have premium channels and for an additional cost you can get all Sky Sports channels with coverage of the Premiership, Champions League, Formula 1 and Heineken Cup.
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!)
One great feature of Sky is the Sky+ box – enabling you to record programs and pause and rewind live TV.
All Sky subscribers also get “Sky Go” for no extra cost. This allows you to watch Sky Sports on your iPad, laptop, iPhone and other selected Android devices. To find out more visit the Sky Ireland website
Broadband and Phone packages Sky also offers competitive prices for telephone and broadband services.
Sky now also offer telephone and broadband services at very competitive prices. 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
A similar bundle from Eircom would cost €62.50
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 BBC3 BBC4 Cbeebies CBBC .
The tuning information for some of the channels is given below.
BBC channels on Sky Ireland
Symbol Rate: 22.0
Channels Available. BBC ONE London, . BBC TWO London , BBC THREE, CBBC,
BBC ONE ………10.818 V 22000 5/6
BBC TWO ……..10.818 V 22000 5/6
BBC THREE…… 10.773 H 22000 5/6
BBC FOUR …….10.803 H 22000 5/6
CBBC ………….10.773 H 22000 5/6
CBEEBIES …….10.803 H 22000 5/6
To pick up ITV channels including CITV ITV2 ITV3 ITV4 on a Sky digibox use these settings
Channel Frequency: Horizontal Polarisation. Symbol Rate: FEC
UTV 10.906 V 22000 5/6
ITV1 +1 10.906 H 2200 5/6
ITV 2 10.758 V 2200 5/6
ITV 2 +1 10.891 H 2200 5/6
ITV 3 10.906 V 2200 5/6
ITV 3 +1 10.906 V 2200 5/6
ITV 4 10.758 V 2200 5/6
CITV 10.758 V 2200 5/6