eircom offers new IPTV service free for first six months

Joseph O'Halloran | 17-10-2013

Irish TV eyes are smiling as incumbent telco eircom has launched its new eVision TV service with a deal giving away the first six months for free.

Delivered through eFibre, eircom’s optical broadband service, eVision is claimed to mark the first time that Irish consumers can now get all their entertainment and communications needs - landline, broadband, mobile and television - from one Irish provider. eVision offers basic customers 34 channels, including all the Irish channels, BBC, Channel Four, Discovery Channel, GOLD, Setanta Ireland, MTV and Film 4.

The service comes with a free eVision+ set-top box and includes features such as the ability to pause and rewind live TV,the ability to record two channels at the same time, up to 240 hours of recording space and one touch record. eircom added that the new service also has a unique user-friendly on-screen guide.

“eVision is a game changer for eircom,” proclaimed CEO Herb Hribar. “Consumers in Ireland are paying too much for TV. We are changing that by delivering the most attractive offer in the market. We’ve listened to our customers and we are giving them exactly what they are looking for … [We] are delivering on its commitment to enable the ‘always on experience’ with great content, superfast fibre broadband at home, 4G and wireless hotspots on the move. No other company can deliver on this promise.”