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Sky have just announced their brand new catch up Service for UK and Irish customers and it’s said to be Ireland’s biggest catch up service. What this all means is that you now have a better chance than ever, if you’re a Sky customer, to watch that latest episode of your favourite show if you’d forgotten to record it, all from the comfort of in front of your TV. With more screens than ever in the household and people leading very different lives with commuting and being out and about all the time, services such as this are really coming into their own and helping the consumer decide their viewing schedule.

The full list of channels available on Sky’s Catch Up TV service is:

 Entertainment Pack

1. TV3 (from next week)

2. 3e (from next week)

3. Channel 4

4. More4

5. E4

6. Sky 1

7. Sky Living

8. Sky Atlantic

9. Sky Arts 1

10. Sky Arts 2

11. Fox

12. Universal

13. Syfy

14. TLC

15. Lifetime!

16. E!

17. Comedy Central

18. Comedy Central Extra

19. MTV

20. Star Plus

21. Star Life OK

22. Watch (Coming February)

23. Dave (Coming February)

24. Alibi (Coming February)

25. GOLD (Coming February)

26. Sky News (Coming soon)


Entertainment Extra (includes above channels):

27. National Geographic

28. Nat Geo Wild

29. History Channel

30. H2

31. CI

32. Disney Channel

33. Disney Junior

34. Disney XD

35. Discovery Channel

36. ID

37. Animal Planet

38. Cartoon Network

39. Cartoonito

40. Boomerang

41. Nickelodeon

42. Nick Junior

43. Eurosport (coming soon)


Sky Sports Pack customers

– Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and F1 (5 channels)


Sky Movies Pack customers get the latest premieres

Press Release

Sky TV customers have a lot to look forward to – and look back on – thanks to the launch by Sky of Ireland’s biggest Catch Up TV service. Sky customers can now catch up on their favourite TV from a total of 43 Sky and non-Sky channels, including TV3 (available next week), at no extra cost. 

 In addition to top new shows from Sky1, Sky Living, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2, customers who connect their Sky+HD box to their broadband router will be able to watch Catch Up TV from popular channels such as TV3, Channel 4, More4, E!, Universal, SyFy, Fox, TLC, Discovery Channel, Nat Geo, History, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Boomerang, Disney Channel and many more.

So, if you missed Moonfleet, starring Ray Winstone, over the Christmas period, you’ll now be able to enjoy it at your leisure on Sky’s Catch Up TV service until the end of the month.

Sports fans will now also be able to catch up on the best of the action from Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and F1, while film buffs will never again miss the latest blockbusters with Sky Movies.  Watch, Dave, Alibi and Gold will be added to Sky’s Catch Up TV service in February, while Sky News and Eurosport will be added shortly afterwards, bringing the number of channels on Ireland’s biggest Catch Up TV service to 49.

JD Buckley, Sky Ireland’s Managing Director, commented “We are delighted to be kicking off 2014 by launching Ireland’s biggest Catch Up TV service and bringing even more great TV to our customers in Ireland. We have a great line up of channels included in the service which means that TV fans across Ireland no longer need to worry about missing their favourite TV programmes, movies, sports events and news. The addition of Catch Up TV to our On Demand service at no extra cost adds value to our offering and represents a great way to start what will be another exciting year for our customers.”

The launch of the Catch Up TV service means that Sky TV customers in Ireland can look forward to even more On Demand TV shows and movies.  On Demand gives Sky customers access to thousands of hours of great TV at the touch of a button, including TV Box Sets of the latest and greatest shows, like Moone Boy, Grey’s Anatomy, The Tunnel, Desperate Housewives, Dora The Explorer and hundreds of hours of Sky Movies content in line with their TV subscription and at no extra cost.

This is all part of a wider drive by Sky to broaden distribution of its content and give people new ways to access its unrivalled choice of programming. Sky Store, the movie rental service from Sky, recently opened its doors to everyone in Ireland and the UK.  Now millions more movie fans can simply log to rent the latest films they missed at the cinema just as they become available on DVD, plus hundreds of classic favourites, all at the click of a button, even if they are not a Sky customer.

Furthermore, customers using the Sky+ app can now download an On Demand show to their Sky+HD box at home from anywhere in the world so it is ready and waiting to watch when they get home. This is in addition to being able to browse the TV listings or On Demand sections when they are out of the house or on their sofa to discover what to watch next.

Mark Anderson, Sky Ireland’s Director of Sales & Marketing, commented “We expect On Demand to be really big for us in 2014, with more and more of our customers watching TV Box Sets and Sky Movies when, where and how they want. The addition of Catch Up TV at no extra cost means that our customers never again need to miss their favourite TV on their favourite channels and that’s a compelling proposition.”

David McRedmond CEO at TV3 said, “We are very happy to be partnering with Sky Ireland in this great new service. TV3’s 3Player content is a perfect fit for Sky’s Catch Up TV service and this agreement is a win-win for all concerned”

To get Ireland’s biggest Catch Up TV Service, Sky customers need a compatible Sky+HD  box  connected to their broadband router. They can do this by using a Sky+HD box with built-in WiFi, an Ethernet cable or an On Demand Connector. See for more.

Customers who have never downloaded from On Demand before can register for a free On Demand Connector at

For more on Ireland’s biggest Catch-Up TV service, visit

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal.

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