The contract will run from 2019 – 2022. Sky viewers in Ireland will enjoy a record 233 matches including the Saturday 3pm kick-off that cannot be shown to UK viewers.
JD Buckley, managing director of Sky Ireland, said: “This is fantastic news for Sky customers in Ireland who can now watch all their favourite sports under one roof. For the first time ever, we’ll be showing every single Premier League game as well as Champions League, Heineken Champions Cup Rugby, all the golf majors and exclusive GAA fixtures. It’s going to be a very exciting summer of live sport.”
Last October, Sky became the exclusive agent for BT Sport in Ireland.
Mickey O’Rourke, CEO of Premier Sports, said: “Premier Sports will broadcast 53 Premier League games including all Saturday 3pm fixtures which have become such an important weekly fixture with Irish soccer fans. In addition, Premier will broadcast 10 games over St Stephens Day & the 27th December as well as 10 games mid-week in early December.
Further details on pricing and packaging will be announced in the coming months.