Ireland’s telecom operator Eir has confirmed its premium sports channel will close later this year.
Eir Sport could be facing closure after it decided not to participate in the next round of sports rights auctions.
A dispute over sports rights has left customers to both Virgin Media Ireland and Eir without access to key sporting events.
The Eir Sport bouquet continues to drive customers for its parent, the Irish telco Eir.
Eir is to rebrand Setanta Sports as eir Sport. The Irish telco is launching a new six channel eir Sport Pack that will be free to its broadband customers – a proposition similar to that which launched BT Sport in the UK.