3Vision and Eircom Launch New IPTV Service
21 Oct 2013
On the 17th October 2013, 3Vision assisted Eircom, the largest telecommunications operator in the Republic of Ireland, to launch their new IPTV service, eVision
3Vision, a leading provider of specialist content consultancy services to the digital TV industry, announced that it played a key role in helping Irish telco eircom launch its new TV service, eVision (www.eircom.ie/eVision)
3Vision was engaged by eircom because of their extensive experience in content negotiations around Pay TV platform launches.
3Vision assisted in proposition development and channel selection for the eVision launch product. Since the beginning of the year 3Vision has worked alongside the TV team at eircom to negotiate the channel carriage agreements and help plan for the development of the eVision product going forwards.
David Thatcher, Director of TV at eircom, said: “We are delighted to bring our new TV service eVision to market. We were fortunate in having the experience of 3Vision to assist us with our consumer proposition and content negotiations. Their strong relationships and experience have greatly assisted in ensuring a smooth launch.”
3Vision COO Jonathan Nickell said “It is always satisfying to be able to bring our experience in assisting with the successful launch of a new TV service. We pride ourselves on integrating seamlessly with our clients to work as part of their team and look forward to providing help and advice going forwards.”
eircom is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland with approximately 2 million customers. The company has the most extensive network in Ireland and provides a comprehensive range of advanced voice, data, broadband and ICT services to the residential, small business, enterprise and public sector markets. The company is a major contributor to the Irish economy spending €1.3 billion annually equating to a daily spend of €5 million.
The Group is currently constructing Ireland’s largest fibre broadband network that will reach 1.2 million homes and businesses by June 2015. The network launched in May 2013 and represents the first plan of eircom’s €1.5 billion strategic investment programme.
eircom’s mobile division operates under the Meteor and eMobile brands. Last month, eircom Group was the first provider in Ireland to deliver 4G services. Over the next five years the Group will spend €350 million to roll-out improved 3G services and high-speed 4G mobile broadband for customers.
3Vision is a leading specialist content consultancy based in the UK. We have helped our clients build successful TV businesses in over 30 countries worldwide. We offer a range of services including Strategy Development, Rights Negotiation, Marketing advice & Business Development support