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Sky apologise as viewers in Northern Ireland unable to view The Sunday Game

Sky viewers in Northern Ireland were unable to watch the highlights programme on Sunday night.

The weekly GAA show wasn't available on Sky for those in Northern Ireland.
The weekly GAA show wasn't available on Sky for those in Northern Ireland.
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Updated Jun 18th 2018, 7:31 PM

RTÉ SAY THEY are ‘disappointed’ after Sky viewers in Northern Ireland were unable to watch The Sunday Game on Sunday night and have maintained that their programming was made available across the whole island of Ireland.

Viewers were left bemused as they were blocked from the programming on the Sky platform and on the RTÉ Player yesterday evening; those using aerial signal are understood to have received the broadcast.

In a statement released this evening, Sky say there was a technical error on their ‘black-out’ list and they have taken steps to avoid a repeat.

“We are sorry that our viewers in Northern Ireland were unable to watch the Sunday Game last night. This occurred due to an issue with the list of ‘black outs’ we were provided with for that evening, which meant that the Sunday Game was incorrectly blacked out. We have since spoken to RTÉ and taken steps to ensure this will not happen again.”

RTÉ previously stressed that the show had been broadcast unblocked.

“RTÉ broadcast The Sunday Game on RTÉ 2 last night and made it available to viewers on island of Ireland,” RTÉ said in a statement on Monday afternoon.

“It appears those on the Sky platform in Northern Ireland were unable to watch which is very disappointing. RTÉ has contacted Sky and asked them to investigate the issue.”

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