For the first time, Sky will be home to every live Premier League game. The new deal means that Sky Sports customers will now be able to watch all televised Premier League games through one subscription after the broadcaster already announced last October that they had become the official distributor of BT Sport in Ireland. On Tuesday they followed that announcement with the news that they are also the exclusive distributor of Premier Sports. It is understood Sky is interested in talking to other platforms about the wholesale distribution of both Premier Sports and BT Sport to their services.
Laois, this was the first time that the channel aired the annual music festival. Additional shows to begin airing in include Gotham.
Vikings premiered on the channel in early January and series 2 aired from October American Odyssey was added to the summer line-up, since axed by ABC. News shows included CSI Cyber.
Season 3 of The Americans was added to the summer schedule. In early , the broadcaster confirmed it would air the mini-series The X-Files , which began airing on 26 January. Amy Huberman 's scripted comedy Finding Joy will centre around a woman who finds herself thrust into the limelight as she tries to get over a break-up starring Aisling Bea , Laura Whitmore and Jennifer Rainsford.
Do the Right Thing, another reality series, began in September and was presented by Lucy Kennedy and Baz Ashmawy, in search of Ireland's ultimate volunteer.
In Masterchef Ireland began airing on the channel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gerry Ryan had a similar format show called Gerry Ryan Tonight during the s. Network 2 would start the day with Bosco a pre-school television show.
D'Arcy presented the show from to when the strand began to expand it schedule into the early hours of the morning. Satitude was cancelled in Children's news programme News2day remains part of their line up.
On 22 September the late night news was dropped in favour of two bulletins at and called News Feed, they also provide children's news each weekday called News2day.
In , with the possibility of competition from a new local broadcaster Network 2 relaunch again known on screen as N2. It does not have a regular time slot, but is usually broadcast at some point between and Since October the bulletin has been presented by Eileen Whelan, following the departure of Anthony Murnane who was with the programme from the beginning.
John O'Driscoll is the programme Editor. George Hamilton is the station's main sports commentator.