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Eircom enters the television market to compete with Sky and UPC

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EIRCOM HAS LAUNCHED a new television service which places the firm in direct competition with Sky and UPC.

Similar to its rivals, the product – entitled eVision – offers packages of television channels with add-on options such as Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Setanta Sports.

The basic package includes 34 stations and costs €10 per month.

New customers who sign up before the end of this year will receive the first half-year free of charge.

Speaking after a demonstration of the new service, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte welcomed Eircom’s decision to enter the market.

“The new television service the company is launching today is a good illustration of the benefits that this investment can bring,” he said. “This innovation should provide more choice for TV consumers, more competition driving down prices and a boost in demand for broadband services that are becoming available.”

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