Sky agrees deal to make BT Sport available to all of its Irish customers

Sky agrees deal to make BT Sport available to all of its Irish customers

SKY TV has agreed a deal to offer all BT Sport channels to its Irish customers under a single subscription package for the first time.

From next summer, Sky will become BT's "exclusive distribution partner" in Ireland - meaning Irish residents subscribed to Sky TV will now have access to the massive range of sports offered by BT.

The Irish deal extends an existing partnership between Sky and BT, agreed in December, which applies to its UK customers only.

The rival broadcasters reportedly decided to cross-supply content to each other in the face of growing competition from subscription services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

JD Buckley, managing director of Sky Ireland, said: "This is fantastic news for Sky customers in Ireland who will now be able to access all matches on Sky and BT channels from the Premier League, Champions League and Heineken Champions Cup rugby directly with a single Sky TV subscription."

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer unit, added: "This extension of our partnership with Sky is great news for our customers, and is part of our commitment to provide our customers with the best service and content available.

"As part of this deal, Sky customers in Ireland will get access to great BT Sport content, and BT TV customers in the UK will be able to seamlessly watch and record their favourite NOW TV channels."

Next summer can't come soon enough!