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Sky customers will not lose Discovery Channels after all

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Mark Whelan

Mark Whelan

Former Head of Communications & Events

Sky TV customers looked set to lose access to Discovery Channels this week, but the dispute between the two parties was resolved last night.

A dispute between Discovery Communications and Sky meant that Sky TV customers looked set to lose access to channels such as Animal Planet, Discovery HD, Discovery History, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Science, Discovery Shed, Discovery Turbo, DMAX, Eurosport1, Eurosport2, Investigation Discovery, Quest and TLC from today, February 1st.

The two media giants were unable to agree terms of a new deal for some time, but an agreement was reached and announced late last night, meaning that all Discovery channels will remain available to Sky TV customers.

eir, Virgin Media and Vodafone customers

Customers of other suppliers were unlikely to have been affected even if a new deal hadn't been reached, but it will be a relief to all to know that the channels will remain widely available.

Sky TV

Sky's Original TV deal comes with 56 digital TV channels (including the popular Sky Atlantic) and the Sky Q system, which allows customers to record three shows at once and watch a fourth live. It costs €23.60 a month for the first 12 months, rising to €29.50 a month thereafter.

Sky's Original TV, Fibre Unlimited and Talk Freetime deal comes with 56 channels, unlimited 100 Mb broadband and free off-peak calls to Irish landlines. It is currently discounted to €49 a month for the first 12 months on a 12-month contract, rising to €84.50 a month after that.

Spoiled for choice

There has never been a wider variety of entertainment options available to customers, with many providers now offering over 50 TV channels, easy Netflix integration and on-demand viewing options as standard.

Customers who are unhappy with their current service should consider shopping around and signing up to one of the many competitive offers currently available.

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