RTÉ Player is launched on Sky today, Friday 8th July, as part of RTÉ’s strategy to work with new and existing platforms in an ever-changing media landscape to give Irish audiences access to RTÉ services. The long term partnership between RTÉ and Sky also includes the launch of RTÉ One HD, RTÉ One +1 and RTÉ News Now earlier this year. With RTÉ Player now available on Sky, customers can now catch up on a range of RTÉ’s programmes, including Fair City, Nationwide and RTÉ News bulletins.
Sarah Jennings, Head of TV Product Management at Sky Ireland, comments, “We’re really excited to expand our Catch Up TV service for customers, with the addition of the RTÉ Player. It’s all part of our commitment to give our customers the widest range of quality content and the freedom to watch it when they want, through their Sky+HD or Sky Q box.”
Aoife Byrne, Director of Content & Products said, “We are delighted to bring RTÉ Player, the number one broadcaster video on demand (VOD) service in Ireland to Sky homes. RTÉ Player is an increasingly important part of the way viewers enjoy RTÉ’s content on-demand and this partnership further underlines our commitment to ensuring RTÉ Player is made more widely available for audiences to watch when and where they want to.”
Sky Customers can access RTÉ Player by simply visiting ‘Catch Up TV’ on their Sky + HD or Sky Q set top box. Catch Up TV is available to all Sky TV subscribers at no extra cost.
* RTE Player programming available for 7 days after it has aired
Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company, serving 21 million customers across five countries: Ireland, UK, Germany, Austria and Italy. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.
Sky Ireland is located in offices at Burlington Road, Dublin, employing more than 900 people and has 38 Sky retail stores across the country.
For more information visit www.sky.ie
About RTÉ Player
RTÉ Player is Ireland’s number 1 broadcaster video-on-demand service. A diverse range of content is available on the service both live and on-demand on Desktop, Android and iOS.
A range of RTÉ’s most popular shows, including Fair City, RTE News and Nationwide will now be available on-demand on Sky.