The following announcement is information from UPC Ireland before the move to Virgin Media.
1st December, 2014, UPC welcomes UTV Ireland on board
Ireland, Monday December 01, 2014, UPC Ireland has warmly welcomed the new UTV Ireland channel on board as part of UPC’s connected TV entertainment services from January 1, 2015. UTV Ireland will be broadcast among the most popular Irish channels on UPC including RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, TG4, TV3 and 3e, in addition to other leading European and international channels.
Magnus Ternsjo, CEO of UPC Ireland said:
“I’m delighted to welcome today’s announcement and arrival of UTV Ireland to UPC from the New Year. UTV Ireland’s inclusion on our connected entertainment platform is part of our continued commitment to provide customers with the best, most innovative TV services and content. The way people enjoy TV is changing as customers with busy lives embrace technology to take control of their viewing. We are meeting this demand through our revolutionary new Horizon TV service and superfast broadband. This is now further enhanced with UTV Ireland as a dedicated new Irish channel which will go live on UPC in January.”
Michael Wilson, Managing Director, UTV Ireland said:
“Over the past 12 months, we have been working behind the scenes to create an indigenous Irish channel, with a strong news and current affairs offering – combined with home produced content and the best of ITV and other worldwide programming. UTV Ireland will launch in just over a month and, as we prepare for January 1st 2015, we are delighted to announce this important agreement with UPC. UTV has had an excellent relationship with UPC for many years and securing this channel position for UTV Ireland was a crucial step, as we begin this new chapter in our company’s legacy.”
UPC is Ireland’s leading digital TV, broadband and communications innovator offering a new age of connected entertainment to its customers.