Virgin Media delivers a HD Grand Slam from Aviva Stadium

New fibre connection enhances TV3’s high definition viewing for The Natwest Six Nations


Friday 9th March, 2018:  Ireland’s fastest business broadband provider Virgin Media has partnered with The Aviva Stadium and TV3 to deliver the best ever high definition broadcast of home games in The Natwest Six Nations for TV3 viewers. New fibre optic links have been installed by Virgin Media to carry the broadcast feed from The Aviva to TV3’s studios and onwards across TV3’s HD network to its viewers nationwide.


The new fixed broadband links provide TV3 with an inbound resolution level that is up to four times better than signals received via satellite. Virgin Media’s new service means that some of the most stunning moments of the tournament, including Johnny Sexton’s heart stopping drop kick to seal the deal against France, and Ireland’s comprehensive win over Italy, are being delivered live in the most crystal clear high definition levels with perfect colour and contrast.


Aired exclusively in Ireland on TV3, Virgin Media has helped to raise the bar for this year’s Six Nations tournament with the highest quality transmission capability delivered from the Aviva. Virgin Media is also providing its customers with TV3’s live HD broadcast and playback of the matches (also in HD) through the Virgin Media digital TV service and Ireland’s fastest broadband network.


Paul Farrell, Vice President of Commercial at Virgin Media said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the Aviva Stadium and TV3 to deliver the highest definition coverage ever of The Six Nations including the next crucially important Scottish match where Scotland have already beaten England, opening the door for a potential Grand Slam by Ireland at Twickenham on St. Patrick’s Day.


“We’re Ireland’s fastest business broadband provider and we’re dedicated to delivering rapid, resilient internet that isn’t slowed down by others on the network. With speeds of up to 10 Gbps available to customers on our network, we ensure that our business customers are always online and receiving the fastest speeds in Ireland.”