Irish sports fans are set to enjoy more high definition (HD) sporting action than ever before, Sky announced as it launched its Summer of Sport campaign in Dublin recently with GAA star Bernard Brogan.
This year sees one of the most exciting summers for sporting events with the Euro 2012 Championships, the Olympic Games, and the Irish Rugby tour of New Zealand, in addition to the GAA Hurling and Football Championships, The Irish Open, US PGA Tour, and Wimbledon. The recent addition of RTÉ Two HD to the Sky platform combined with Sky Sports extensive breadth of coverage will bring these major sporting events to viewers in glorious HD, some for the very first time.
Sky offers nine dedicated sports channels in HD, including the Sky Sports channels, Eurosport, ESPN and ESPN America, and the addition of RTÉ Two HD now brings even more big sporting events to viewers in HD. This includes the season’s first GAA Championship matches in HD with this Sunday’s double header from Semple Stadium, when Tipperary take on Kerry in football and Limerick in hurling.
Sky+HD homes can choose from 55 HD channels spanning entertainment, sports, movies, arts, drama, kids and documentaries, including channel brands such as Sky Sports, Sky Movies, RTÉ, FX, Discovery, Sky Atlantic, MTV, Nat Geo, ESPN, Disney, BBC 1 and Sky1.
To access the HD channels on Sky, Sky customers require a Sky+HD box, a HD ready TV, and a subscription to Sky’s HD channel pack.