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Virgin Media pulls sports channels from Eir in carriage fee dispute

Friday 14 August 2020 | 14:29 CET | News
Virgin Media Ireland has stopped offering its sports channels to rival Eir. The company said on Twitter that it suspended the supply of Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra because Eir failed to pay the contracted distribution licence fee. Eir Sport said Virgin Media was not willing to accept reduced payment for the time no sports were available. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Eir / Virgin Media Ireland
Countries: Ireland
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