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Vodafone TV arrives in Ireland

  • First-to-Market services: Dedicated Netflix button on remote controls, super-fast channel switching, Restart TV, instant 7-day catch-up and Wireless Multiroom to access recordings from anywhere in the home
  • Streaming on the Vodafone TV Anywhere app included in Vodafone TV package
  • Over 100 TV & Radio channels (HD as standard) delivered through high-end set top device, remote recording via dedicated new mobile app

21st January 2016, Vodafone Ireland today launched TV services for the first time in Ireland. Vodafone TV has all the content and features customers expect from a state-of-the-art TV service with first-to-market extras. TV lovers can catch up, record and restart their favourite programmes at any point with the most versatile and seamless TV experience in the Irish market. Customers can enjoy Netflix from their TV browser or simply at their fingertips with a dedicated button on their remote control. This easy to navigate service, coupled with Vodafone TV’s first-to-market features, provides an unrivalled viewing experience.

Vodafone TV is a premium service available from only €40 per month to all new and existing Vodafone Home (Broadband) customers*. As part of the Vodafone TV service, Vodafone is today launching a new TV Anywhere app where mobile customers can watch their favourite shows while out and about. This service is included in the price of the customer’s Vodafone TV package. Also included in the package, customers can choose six months a) Netflix, b) Setanta Sports pack including BT Sports or c) Free Multiroom.

Research commissioned by Vodafone to mark the launch of Vodafone TV, revealed that viewers in Ireland are changing their viewing habits. One quarter of Irish adults now view TV content on-demand, and a further quarter embrace online streaming to fit into their busy lives. This demonstrates that people now want the flexibility to watch their favourite shows whenever and wherever they want. Vodafone TV enables customers to do just that.

Ciaran Barrett, Head of Consumer Fixed, Vodafone Ireland, commented on the launch, “This is a significant move for Vodafone in the Irish market, offering a full TV service to our customers for the first time. Vodafone TV customers can build their own packages to suit their household needs and enjoy unique features such as Restart TV and Netflix at the touch of a button. We’ve listened to our customers to understand what kind of TV service they want and we believe we are delivering great content with an excellent experience that brings convenience and seamless viewing from the home into the hand.”

Vodafone TV is available to order in retail stores nationwide for further information visit http://www.vodafone.ie/home/tv

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*Notes to Editor:
Vodafone TV is delivered through IPTV i.e. via high-speed broadband. It is available to consumers who have Vodafone Broadband speeds of at least 40mbps. Customers can call into any of Vodafone retail stores to check line speeds for Vodafone TV.

Vodafone TV** is available to all new and existing Vodafone Home (Broadband) customers with Simply Broadband, Home Essentials and Home Unlimited via a new 18 month contract for broadband services for €40 per month for the first six months.

**Vodafone Basic TV package provides a minimum of 55 TV channels, with the add-on of Netflix OR Sports (BT and Setanta Sports) with unlimited broadband and landline calls included for €40 for six months, standard price €70pm thereafter.

Vodafone TV Plus package includes all Basic TV elements with additional channels across kids, Comedy, Eurosport, increased music options plus access to additional documentary channels, with two add-ons included (Netflix OR Sports OR Multi-Room) alongside unlimited broadband and calls for €40 per month for six months, standard price €80per month thereafter. Additional add-on packages for Sky Sports and Sky Movies are also available.

The research referenced in this press release was carried out this month on behalf of Vodafone Ireland via online survey conducted by Amárach Research. Some additional interesting findings from the research identified that Nostalgia for Sunday night Irish TV classics remains strong with almost three in ten people surveyed saying they would like to bring back ‘Love/Hate’ for one night only. The original rural soap ‘Glenroe’ followed a close second with the glamorous Teresa Lowe’s unforgettable ‘Where in the World?’ also featuring in the top five.

Vodafone TV service includes:
Seamlessly access Netflix; Fast Channel Switching – no delays, no loading, no waiting around; Restart TV – the ability to restart a programme at any point; 7 Day Catch Up – scroll through the previous week’s guide to catch up on favourite series’ or missed moments; High Definition as standard; Wireless Multiroom – cable-free access via an extra set top box in any room of the house; Live TV Filter – allowing live preview of what’s on across every channel all on one screen; Personal Profiles – everybody in a household can create a profile of their favourite shows; Play, Pause, Record ­– 300 SD hours of recording space and Vodafone TV Anywhere – catch up on shows or manage recordings across devices through Vodafone’s dedicated App - this service is included in the price of the customer’s TV package.

Further information:
Clodagh O’Hagan, Vodafone Ireland, 087 9084055
Norman Pratt/ Orla Molloy Weber Shandwick, 01 679 8600 / 086 151 8921 / 087 770 5108

About Vodafone
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 September 2015, Vodafone had 454 million mobile customers and 12.5 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com

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