Sky News to launch on Saorview Platform

Sky News to launch on Saorview Platform

Thursday 25 November 2021

Sky News will be available to Saorview users from 30th November

Sky’s flagship international news service, Sky News, will become free to air in Ireland as the channel launches on the Saorview platform from Tuesday, 30th November.

Users of Ireland’s free digital television service will find Sky News on Saorview channel 23 – giving viewers access to Sky News’ live 24-hour news bulletins and programmes, with all the latest breaking news from around the world and developments closer to home with reporting from Sky News correspondents covering breaking stories across the island of Ireland.

Commenting on the launch of Sky News on Saorview, Sky Ireland CEO, JD Buckley, said: “Sky News is a multi-platform, world class service that regularly covers the issues that matter here. We have production teams and correspondents based out of Dublin and Belfast, who contribute to the Sky News service every day, so we are delighted that our channel is being made free to air in Ireland. Sky News also employs over 500 journalists around the world, who are on the frontline of every breaking development, so in addition to breaking news here, Saorview users will have access to global reporting, insights and in-depth analysis.”

Also commenting on the launch, Saorview’s Jim Higgins said: “Sky News is a welcome addition to the Saorview family of free-to-air channels. The launch of Sky News on Saorview will offer our audience a new source of local and global news from a popular and well-recognised international news channel.”

Through programmes such as ‘The Early Rundown’, ‘Kay Burley’ and ‘Ian King Live’, Sky News covers a broad range of stories from the worlds of politics, sports, business, science and technology, and arts and entertainment. Sky News has also been a leading facilitator and driver of climate change awareness. ‘The Daily Climate Show’, hosted by Anna Jones, is a daily programme that examines stories that are impacting our changing climate and showcases the efforts being made to find solutions to the problems caused by the climate crisis.

Sky News will be live on Saorview channel 23 from Tuesday, 30th November. Sky News will automatically appear on most Saorview approved set-top boxes and TV sets. However, some users may have to rescan their set-top box or TV to receive Sky News. For information on how to rescan or set up your set-top box or TV, please visit

For further information on Sky News and to access all of the latest breaking news online, visit

For further information, please contact:

Jim Higgins, Saorview: +353 (0)86 259 5244

About Sky

Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. Across six countries, Sky connects 23 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own award-winning original content. 

Following the launch of Sky Glass, we now offer customers our strongest ever line-up of products and services. As well as the new streaming TV with Sky inside and everything integrated, customers can enjoy the award-winning Sky Q with all your favourite channels and apps in one place, and with Sky Go you can now access an even better experience on your devices. Sky TV has new channels, new shows and new deals with Peacock, Paramount+ and more. Sky Mobile was voted Best Pay Monthly and Best Value Pay Monthly network by Uswitch, and with Sky Broadband we’re offering our fastest speeds yet.

Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, Gangs of London and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Our new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK over the first five years alone. Sky News provides impartial and trustworthy journalism for free, Sky Arts is the UK’s only dedicated free-to-air arts channel making the arts accessible for everyone and Sky Sports, our leading sports broadcasting service, brings customers some of the biggest and best global sporting events from the Premier League to Formula 1 and everything in-between. Sky Cinema is the home of Sky Original films with brand new films launching every month alongside an unrivalled range of the latest cinema releases and on demand library.

We believe that we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030 and we’re proud to be a Principal Partner and Media Partner of COP26 – the UN Climate Change Conference. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity, and we’ve set ambitious 2025 targets to continue to increase diversity and representation.  We’re also committed to investing £30million across our markets over the next three years to improve our approach to diversity and inclusion, and to tackle racial injustice.

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