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Ways to watch

HD Pack

Movies, sports and your favourite TV shows brought to life
in stunning high definition, with up to 64 HD channels
- the widest range in Ireland.

Features

  • Enjoy your favourite shows with up to five times more picture detail
  • Incredibly vibrant colour bringing TV to life
  • Immerse yourself with superb quality digital sound
  • Hundreds of movies a week, with all 11 Sky Movies channels in HD
  • Live sports across seven dedicated HD sports channels
  • Unlock a world of entertainment with TV on demand, when you connect your Sky+ box to any broadband router
 

HD bundles

Get HD Pack

€15a month

With any Sky TV bundle

 

Looking to join Sky?

Get started here

  • Call a Sky adviser on 0818 719 852
  • Store locator. Find a Sky store in your area
 

Free Sky+HD box
with free standard set-up

When you join Sky TV with the HD Pack
(€15 extra a month). 

 

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Coming up in HD

  • The Knick:
    This Autumn

  • Scandal: Series 3:
    Thursdays 9pm

  • 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy: Starts Monday 25 August, 9pm

  • American Hustle:
    Showing September

  • Diving With Dinosaur Fish: Showing September

  • Barclays Premier League:
    Through September

  • The Leftovers:
    Tuesdays, 9pm

  • I Didn't Do It
    Showing September

  • The Ryder Cup 2014:
    Showing September

  • Wild China: Golden Monkeys:
    Showing September

  • Arrow:
    Coming soon

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HD TV in detail

What is HD?

Your favourite TV in high definition, with up to five times more picture detail, amazing colours and superb quality digital sound.

What TV channels do I get in HD?

The HD channels you receive depend on your Sky TV subscription. For example, to enjoy Sky Sports in HD, you’ll need Sky Sports and the HD Pack and to enjoy Sky Movies in HD, you’ll need Sky Movies and the HD Pack.

Is Sky 3D available with Sky+HD?

If you have a Sky+HD box with any TV bundle and the HD Pack, and a 3D ready TV, you'll be able to enjoy some of the movies and entertainment, as well as a selection of sports events in incredible 3D with Sky 3D, depending in your Sky TV bundle, at no extra cost.

 

What do I need to get HD?

  • Sky+HD box with Sky TV
  • HD Pack
  • HD Ready TV
 

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Make it even better

The Variety Bundle

  • Keep the whole family entertained with over 80 channels
  • 37 in stunning high definition, plus Sky Sports F1® HD
  • Including National Geographic Channel HD, Nickelodeon HD and Discovery HD
 

Sky Movies

  • Watch new movies every week, instantly
  • 11 dedicated channels, all in stunning high definition
  • On the move and on demand, at no extra cost
 

Sky Sports

  • Live sport across seven dedicated channels
  • Including our dedicated Formula 1® channel, Sky Sports F1®
  • All in stunning high definition
 

Frequently asked questions More FAQs

  • How many channels can I watch in high definition?

    The HD Pack offers the widest range of HD channels in Ireland - you can watch up to 64 HD channels depending on your Sky TV package. For example, if you have the standard definition Sky Sports or Sky Movies channels in your package you will receive the high definition version of that channel if available in the HD Pack.

     

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  • Is Sky 3D available with Sky+HD?

    If you have a Sky+HD box with any TV bundle, the HD Pack, and a 3D ready TV, you'll be able to access our Sky 3D channel. Enjoy some of the best movies and entertainment, as well as a selection of sports events in incredible 3D, depending in your Sky TV package, at no extra cost.

     
    If you have the Original Bundle and the HD Pack, you'll be able to enjoy entertainment content on Sky 3D.

    If you have the Variety Bundle and the HD Pack, you'll be able to enjoy entertaiinment and documentary content on Sky 3D.

    If you have Sky Sports and the HD Pack, you'll be able to enjoy a selection of sports events on Sky 3D.

    If you have Sky Movies and the HD Pack, you'll be able to enjoy movie content on Sky 3D.

    If you have the Variety Bundle, Sky Movies and Sky Sports and the HD Pack, you'll be able all the content on offer on Sky 3D.

  • How do I know if my TV is HD ready?

    Look for the 'HD ready' logo on your television, or check your TV's instructions for the HD ready logo in its specifications.

  • Can I watch HD in more than one room?

    Yes. With Sky Multiscreen and the HD Pack you can watch HD channels from your Sky TV subscription in any room with an HD Ready box. One HD Pack covers the whole home. If you take a new Sky Multiscreen subscription (€15 extra a month), you will receive a free Sky HD Multiscreen box.

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Reasons to join or switch to Sky

12 month standard contract

 

Professional and fuss-free installation

 

Switching to Sky
is easy

 

Even more reasons to choose Sky

 

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Here's the legal bit

*From 30 September, ROI customers will require a Sky HD subscription to access Box Sets.

Ray Donovan © 2014 Showtime Networks Inc. All rights reserved. Scandal © ABC Studios. ©2014 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. The Leftovers SM under licence from Home Box Office, Inc. TM & © 2014 Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved HBO® and related service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.  24 ™ & © 2001–2010 Fox and its related entities. All rights reserved. Series 1- 8. 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY © 2014 Fox and its related entities. All rights reserved. Banshee SM under licence from Home Box Office, Inc. © Disney. The F1 logo, F1, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved.  ^Sky TV Box Sets Comparison: Monthly comparison against competing TV and Online Subscription Services in Ireland. See sky.ie/moreboxsets.

  • ‡Sky TV

    ‡ HD channels received depend on your Sky TV subscription. UTV is available without subscription.

    Sky TV Subscription: Packages €28-€81 per month. Sky Movies Box Office costs extra. UTV available without subscription. It is not provided by Sky; its availability is outside Sky’s control. Manual tuning of your box required. Sky box and set-up required.

    Sky 3D: 3DTV and Sky World HD (€96) subscription required. Pay per view content may cost extra.

    Dolby Digital 5.1: Available on many programmes. Compatible home cinema system required.

    Sky Multiscreen: €15 pm per box. Provides same Sky TV channels as main Sky TV subscription on another box. To receive HD Pack channels on your Multiscreen box you need a Sky HD box an HD Pack subscription (only one HD Pack subscription required per household). If you have home broadband, your Internet-enabled Sky boxes must be connected to your router if we’ve provided the equipment you need to connect (E.g. an On Demand connector). Multiscreen includes Sky Go Extra at no extra cost. Sky Go terms apply.

    Sky Box Office: Sky Box Office content costs extra. Pay per view charges apply. SBO 3D requires a 3DTV and Sky World HD subscription. Cable service may vary.

    Remote Record: Use sky.com or a compatible device. Requests require up to 30 minutes notice before start of programme.

    On Demand: Available to Sky TV customers with compatible Sky+ box. Downloading content requires compatible black Sky+ box, broadband connection (minimum recommended speed 2 Mbps), On Demand self set-up using built in Wi-Fi or own cable. Downloads count towards any usage caps and may expire from your Planner. Content depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription. Sky Store costs extra. Sky Movies 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 required for Sky Movies or Sky Sports. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing.

    Sky Go:
    UK / Ireland only. Streamed via broadband/3G (charges may apply). Available on two registered compatible devices (content may vary). Some live TV programmes will be unavailable (go to - go.sky.com). For compatible device and software requirements click here. Sky Go is not currently compatible on PCs with Windows 8 or Macs with OS X Mountain Lion. Sky on your Xbox 360 requires Xbox Gold Live subscription. Sky TV Customers: Live TV and on demand content available in line with your Sky TV subscription at no extra cost. You’ll need Sky Movies 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 Packs for on demand Sky Movies or Sky Sports. Non-Sky TV Customers: Subscriptions €18-55 per month. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.

    Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Sky Multiscreen, otherwise €6 extra a month. 31 days’ notice to cancel. Register up to 4 Sky Go devices, concurrent viewing on two devices. Download selected Sky Go content via WiFi (Unavailable on Xbox 360). Content depends on your Sky TV package. Movies/Sports Pack(s) required to download movies/sports. Max 2 downloads per programme. Content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 7 or 30 days after download depending on content.

     

  • Sky boxes and set-up

    Sky+ box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. Sky+ Box is €49 when you join Sky TV on a 12 month contract. One discounted box per household. Sky+ box up to €149 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). You will receive a Sky+HD box which has all the features of Sky+ and can store an average of 185 hours of standard definition programmes. To view free-to-air HD content you need an HD ready TV. To view Sky HD content you will also need the HD Pack (€15 a month).

    Sky+HD box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box unless taking the HD Pack. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. One free/discounted box per household. Sky+HD box up to €149 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). A Sky+HD box can store an average of 60 hours of HD or 185 hours of standard definition programmes. HD ready TV required.

    Standard set-up: Standard set-up is free for new Sky TV customers joining online. Standard set-up for existing customers is €60. Standard set-up for customers is €30 for a Sky+HD box taken with the HD Pack. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.

    Sky+HD 2TB box: €49 for existing Sky TV customers who have never had a Sky+HD box taking their first HD package (€15pm) or existing Sky+HD customers adding Sky Multiscreen (€15pm per box). Existing Sky+HD customers are entitled to one €149 box, additional 2TB boxes €249. €249 for any existing customer who received a discounted 1TB box. New customers joining Sky TV with the HD Pack are entitled to one €149 box. Any additional 2TB boxes thereafter or when taking without the HD Pack are €249. Standard set-up €30 for new customers and €60 for existing Sky TV customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Sky+HD 2TB box provides 1.5TB of personal storage and 0.5TB of storage for On Demand Showcase content.

    Sky HD Multiscreen Box: [Only available with Multiscreen  subscriptions]. Sky HD Multiscreen Box is the SkyHD standard Digibox (No PVR functionality) which along with a Sky TV and Sky Multiscreen subscription (€15 extra a month) gives your Sky TV subscription in another room. First box free for new and existing customers when taken with a new Sky Multiscreen subscription and paying for set-up. Limited to one free box per household (and not available to customers who have already received a free standard box) otherwise €69. Replacement boxes are €99. Set-up is included as part of the box installation for new Sky TV customers, and €100 for existing customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.

     

  • General and further terms

    Subject to status. Upfront payment may be required. 12 month minimum subscriptions. Prices may go up during your subscription. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Prices may vary if you live in a flat. Sky functionality requires two satellite feeds.

    You must get any consents required (e.g. landlord's). Prices for Direct Debit payments only. Continuous debit/credit card mandate costs €0.75 pm. Republic of Ireland residential customers only. These offers are not available with any other offers. Further terms apply. Correct at 19 September 2014. Read the full text of our customer contracts.