GAAGO will broadcast 45 GAA Championship games to international viewers

14 May 2014

GAA fans the world over will be able to tune into the 2014 championships through GAAGO, a new subscription-based online streaming service from the GAA and RTÉ Digital, offering live and on-demand footage.

A total of 45 games from the 2014 All Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championships broadcast by RTÉ and Sky will also be available to international viewers via GAAGO. Games will be streamed in HD with full commentary, scores and studio programming as broadcast to audiences in Ireland.

A worldwide Season Pass for viewers outside Ireland and the UK will cost €110. Games broadcast on Sky won’t be available to viewers in England, Scotland and Wales but, with a €60 GB Pass, they can catch the 25 games broadcast on RTÉ Two through GAAGO.

Viewers can also pay-per-game at €10 a match and €14 for quarter-final, semi-final and final stages.

From mid-June 2014, GAAGO users will be able to watch online using their computer or mobile device and until then, worldwide streaming for RTÉ-broadcast GAA Championship matches will be provided by RTÉ Player – including the meeting of Tyrone and Down on 18 May.

“For the first time, our games will be available to followers around the globe through the same service and we are enthused at the prospect of making it easier for people – both GAA members and new audiences alike – to make a connection with top-level football and hurling regardless of where they might be,” said GAA director-general Páraic Duffy at a launch event today in RTÉ’s studios.

Múirne Laffan, managing director of RTÉ Digital, added they are looking forward to further developing GAAGO over the coming seasons.

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