Compare digital TV packages
Before the advent of digital TV came about in Ireland, viewers had a limited number of channels to choose from. With advancements in satellite technology and digital TV, came a much broader choice of channels and a wider range of new and exciting ways to view TV content.
Digital TV packages are essentially groups of digital, cable, satellite and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) channels offered by TV providers, usually for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
Today you can get a wide selection of different TV packages to suit all tastes, while TV providers have also begun bundling their services with broadband packages and other services to give consumers more value for their money.
Top digital TV package providers
In Ireland the three main providers of paid digital TV services are Sky, Virgin Media and eir. Below we will take a closer look at the different types of TV packages on offer from each provider.
The main digital TV packages from Sky are the Sky Original Bundle, the Sky Variety Bundle and the HD Pack. Each incorporates a wide selection of channels from an assortment of genres.
Sky cater for some great value additional services such as Sky On Demand and Sky Go which are available at no extra cost with all Sky digital TV packages. Sky’s Multiroom option is also great, as it allows you to enjoy Sky channels in different rooms in the same household at the same time.
Sky also offers a wide range of triple play bundles that come with multiple TV packages and additional incentives, such as free weekend calls and unlimited broadband to name a few.
Virgin Media digital TV packages come in three different standard forms, Virgin Media Digital Value, Virgin Media Horizon and Virgin Media Horizon Max.
Virgin Media provides stunning digital TV with up to 110 channels & 22 HD channels available. With Virgin Media On Demand you can pause and rewind live TV at the touch of a button and get exclusive access to huge library of On Demand TV with movies, box sets and kids TV all accessible with their state of the art On Demand service.
Sky Sports and Sky Cinema as well as additional HD channels are also available to add onto any Virgin Media digital TV package.
Virgin Media customers can also enjoy all their favourite programmes with Horizon TV, which allows viewers to watch and record TV via computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Virgin Media My Prime allows customers to watch movies, box sets and much more at no extra cost.
With up to 85 channels including UTV Ireland, Disney & Discovery, as well as pause, rewind and record capabilities, eir Vision TV has plenty of content to keep the whole family entertained
The eVision+ box has up to 375 hours of recording space and customers can record two different channels at once while watching another recorded show.