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    Virgin Media Sport - Relationship with Eir

    Virgin Media Sport sent this message out tonight after Irish viewers on Eirsport couldn't see the Champions League. if Eirsport are as rumoured in trouble, not good news for the league.

    https://twitter.com/VMSportIE/status...90698342023168

    Statement: We have suspended our supply of Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra to eir Sport because, eir has failed to pay the contracted distribution licence fee.Please refer to eir's technical support line: 1890 260 260, or contact @eircare
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCSIL View Post
    Virgin Media Sport sent this message out tonight after Irish viewers on Eirsport couldn't see the Champions League. if Eirsport are as rumoured in trouble, not good news for the league.

    https://twitter.com/VMSportIE/status...90698342023168

    Statement: We have suspended our supply of Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra to eir Sport because, eir has failed to pay the contracted distribution licence fee.Please refer to eir's technical support line: 1890 260 260, or contact @eircare
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    Not a good look for any business when it becomes public knowledge that you aren't paying your way.

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    Hopefully this won’t cause a reciprocal response from Eir who could now make EirSport and its LOI coverage unavailable to Virgin customers.

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    Eir are telling customers this morning "Virgin media has not agreed to updated terms and has taken the unreasonable step of unilaterally with holding their feed from Virgin Media sports viewers on the Eir network."

    Whatever that means.

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    https://twitter.com/eirSport/status/129419734625599897

    I read that as "we wanted to cut the fees, VM did not agree."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewayspasser View Post
    https://twitter.com/eirSport/status/129419734625599897

    I read that as "we wanted to cut the fees, VM did not agree."
    Exactly

    Or, as we used to say
    Fight, fight!


    On a tangent - tv coverage - have many people subscribed to WatchLOI?
    I'm planning to get it today and want to know if I'm wasting my money or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuanaD View Post
    Exactly

    Or, as we used to say
    Fight, fight!


    On a tangent - tv coverage - have many people subscribed to WatchLOI?
    I'm planning to get it today and want to know if I'm wasting my money or not?
    Well worth the money, it's not a TV broadcast obviously but it's the next best thing, there's been the odd glitch game to game but I've honestly been pleasantly surprised with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey B View Post
    Well worth the money, it's not a TV broadcast obviously but it's the next best thing, there's been the odd glitch game to game but I've honestly been pleasantly surprised with it.
    Yeah, I'd agree, I've watched a good few bits of games and full games. Decent quality and worth the price.

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    Well worth the price for the amount of games you get.

    I've not watched many games though, only Dundalk's really. Bohs game was excellent, the Waterford game stopped a couple of times.

    Next season I'd like a club pass to be available.

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    Thanks for the opinions, I've just signed up. That's my weekend sorted! 😁😁

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    I only noticed last night when I saw on my sky package when I was going onto Virgin Sport channel and saw it was Eir sport two. I rebooted main box and still nothing happened. I spent 15 mins queuing on phone,hung up and was onto their FB messager service which was extremely busy. In the meantime I had texted my brother in law to see what was happening and he told me. I never heard a thing! When I did get thro into sky due to GDPR they couldnt tell me exact reason but to google it!
    Not good at all tbh. Who was at fault most does anyone know?
    Daire Doyles red and black army

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    Based on their statements, it looks like eir weren't willing to pay the existing price and changed the terms due to the lack of live sport and VM told them to F off and pulled their feed.
    www.dundalkfc.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuanaD View Post
    Thanks for the opinions, I've just signed up. That's my weekend sorted! 😁😁
    Bad day to sign up for it!

    The Dundalk game worked fine thankfully, but they really need to pick their moments for replays better! In the middle of an attack isn't really the time to be messing about with that!

    Also, they need to sort out substitutions. Camera never shows subs happening and no graphics to say who's on/off. The commentator doesn't even mention who went off. Happened with every sub in the games I've watched. Minor issue, should be easily fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lilywhites View Post
    Bad day to sign up for it!

    The Dundalk game worked fine thankfully, but they really need to pick their moments for replays better! In the middle of an attack isn't really the time to be messing about with that!
    I noticed that too a couple of times. Showing replays when there was live action going on. Generally it's been good though. Picture has been fine. There is the Siobhan Madigan issue though !
    Out for a spell, got neglected, lay on the bench unselected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD View Post
    I noticed that too a couple of times. Showing replays when there was live action going on. Generally it's been good though. Picture has been fine. There is the Siobhan Madigan issue though !
    Awful commentator , I know in this PC world a female commentator is required but she is god awful. The rest of the commentators are decent particularly Stephen Alkin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD View Post
    I noticed that too a couple of times. Showing replays when there was live action going on. Generally it's been good though. Picture has been fine. There is the Siobhan Madigan issue though !
    Hugh Cahill seems to be doing Dundalk's games. He's a bit shouty, but appears to be the main man for RTÉ now between all sports (racing, rugby too).

    Hard to find a good commentator. Des Curran was good on Bohs v Dundalk. Madigan and Ger Canning among the worst.

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    Adrian Eames,Stephen Alkin and Des Curran are the best ones for me.
    Irish by birth ,Harps by the grace of god.

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    Con Murphy is excellent

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    Saw about 30min of Bray's game with UCD, The old Boy(Vinnie?) Was doing a good job on commentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD View Post
    I noticed that too a couple of times. Showing replays when there was live action going on. Generally it's been good though. Picture has been fine. There is the Siobhan Madigan issue though !
    She's tough to listen to. I realised after Pats Harps that she never says a sentence of more than 6/7 words. Once I realised this it makes it even worse!

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