Conor Dever Staff Writer Before the new live stream of eir sport season kicks off Eir customers will lose out on free access to the popular sports channels. This football season was fascinating to say the least.
Another huge move occurred in the TV Sports rights world in the last weeks as Eir Sport customers were informed that BT Sport will no longer be part of their package from August first.
TV viewing habits are changing we are constantly told, the TV networks of old have been given their last rites and Netflix has already won.
Eir Sport already has a colourful history in its previous incarnation as Setanta Sport Ireland. You remember the big new Irish boys on the block who boxed so heavy they took live premier league TV rights off Sky Sports in the mid-noughties?
The TV Sports market is ridiculously competitive so much so that something had to give.
December was the red letter day for science as Sky and BT signed an agreement to end all hostilities. How can Ireland support two sports channels? In business terms Sky surely calculated a number of Irish pubs in the UK would keep their Sky Sports subscriptions for the summer months and hence, money made on their deal with the GAA.
Well guess what?
While technology has changed Sky were the first to embrace it with the Sky Go App. Something I am very accustomed to. That new technology has brought Streaming or OTT to a whole new dimension. A former Athletics Ireland employee told me as they gave traditional broadcasters the two fingers and introduced their own streaming services.
Streaming for all you sports fans, whether you be Joe McDonagh hurling fans, athletics fans or League of Ireland fans is not going to do anything good for you. There is a reason established, traditional broadcasters shy away from broadcasting the Milk cup under cup semi-final live.
|Is there any website that streams the Eir Sport channels? : GAA||Gathering them is the tricky part.|
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