The following information is a UPC Ireland Press release from before the move to Virgin Media
UPC On Demand Launches British Eurosport On Demand TV
Hundreds of hours per year to catch-up content available from March 18th Viewers can now benefit from top sports action including Giro d’Italia and Milano San Remo
Dublin, 14 March 2014: Irish cycling fans will be in a spin to hear that UPC is to add British Eurosport to its On Demand services, just in time for this year’s Milano San Remo and Giro d’Italia cycling races.
Available from the 18th of March, viewers will be able to access footage of this year’s most prestigious cycling events. Users will also have access to footage from the beginning, or ‘Big Start’ of this year’s Giro d’Italia race which will take place over three days from May 9th to 11, starting from Belfast and making its way along the Causeway Coast before heading to Dublin.
Shane Loughrey Grant, Content Delivery Manager, UPC Ireland said, “On Demand TV has been a fantastic success for UPC with over 36.5 million views to date, over 90% having accessed the service and over 50% using the service on a regular basis. In fact, UPC was the first entertainment provider to introduce Catch up TV & is free to all UPC digital Cable TV customers – includes RTÉ Player ,3player, TG4 and now British Eurosport And now for cycling enthusiasts, of which there are many in Ireland, this addition means that they can keep a close eye on all the big names like Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana and Cadel Evans as they contest the three-week long race.”
British Eurosport On Demand will have many hours of catch-up content to enjoy and will be available at any time for 7 days. Content will also be available to customers via the Horizon TV online service and the Horizon app.
Other headline events available to British Eurosport include the FIA World Touring Car Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours, British & World Superbikes, Snooker World Championships, London Marathon and The University Boat Race.
UPC On Demand also offers seven day catch-up TV RTÉ Player, 3Player and the TG4 Player along with over 1,400 hours of the best box sets and series for free. TV series from the BBC, ITV, and a range of other leading channels are also included in the UPC On Demand service. Movies On-Demand, from the top movie studios, are also available at the touch of a button. We also have a dedicated area just for kids with Kids Stuff on UPC On Demand.
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