Virgin Media Sport removed from eir

Virgin Media Sport removed from eir
Virgin Media Ireland removed their channels Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra from eir channel list, therefore eir subscribers will not be able to watch UEFA Champions League anymore.

Virgin Media declared this was done as eir failed to pay for the sport channels distribution license fee. It is reported that eir did not agree to pay for the full price as live sport was absent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virgin Media representatives declared it’s a shame eir denies their customers the possibility of watching UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League anymore.

Virgin Media declared the following on Twitter:
Statement: We have suspended our supply of Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra to eir Sport because, eir has failed to pay the contracted distribution licence fee. Please refer to eir’s technical support line: 1890 260 260, or contact @eircare

Virgin Media Sport removed from eir
In exchange, eir Sport replied they sent a fair offer considering the reduced timetable in sport this year because of the pandemic.

Virgin Media Ireland is the largest telecommunications cable provider in Ireland, offering digital cable, broadband internet and VoIP telephony. The company is owned by Liberty Global and their competitors in Ireland are Sky, eir and Vodafone. Virgin Media also has other TV channels such as Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Three. The telecom provider has around 1 million customers in Ireland.

eir (Eircom Limited) is one of the biggest telecom providers in Ireland and it’s currently owned by French telecommunications company Iliad. eir is Ireland’s biggest fixed line provider but they also provide broadband internet, cable TV and mobile network (5G, 4G, 3G and 2G networks).

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