Payments provider Stripe partners with GAAGO streaming service

6 Nov 2014

Stripe president and co-founder John Collison and Múirne Laffan, managing director of RTÉ Digital. Photo by Conor McCabe Photography

Stripe has been chosen as the long-term payments partner of GAAGO, RTÉ’s and the GAA’s subscription-based online streaming service for Gaelic Games outside of Ireland.

Launched in May this year, people in more than 150 countries have been able to access All Ireland championship games on internet-enabled devices via GAAGO.

At the Web Summit in Dublin, where the agreement was announced, John Collison, president and co-founder of Stripe said, “We’re very excited to be working with GAAGO to enable Gaelic Games fans to have access to the latest games wherever they are in the world. Whether fans just want to stream one game or subscribe for a season, Stripe’s payment solution ensures that they will be able to do so seamlessly.”

Múirne Laffan, managing director of RTÉ Digital, said GAAGO is essentially a start-up and over the course of its first five months, the business grew its global reach, with customers in more than 150 countries.

“Stripe has provided us with the best way to accept payments online and we look forward to working with them long-term as we grow the business into the future,” Laffan said.

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic