GAA agree new broadcast deal with RTE and eir Sport
The GAA have agreed a new three-year deal with both eir Sport and RTE that will see will see four Allianz League games being simulcast by the two broadcasters this spring.
The new agreement, which runs from 2019 until 2022, will also see RTE broadcast games from the AIB Club Championships with the national broadcaster's coverage set to run alongside TG4’s coverage of the competition.
Under the new agreement, eir Sport will broadcast at least two games each weekend from January 26th (with a full list of these fixtures to be announced next week) while four of these matches will be simulcast by RTÉ.
Susan Brady, Managing Director of eir sport commented on the agreement; “eir sport are delighted to continue to broadcast live and exclusive coverage of our national games during this year’s Allianz Leagues and up until 2022. We will offer GAA fans more matches and more choice on Saturday nights than anywhere else and it’s all available free to view for eir broadband customers. We are delighted to have come to this agreement to give Irish sports fans the best possible choice and content.”
Meanwhile Declan McBennett, RTÉ Group Head of Sport said: ““In increasing RTÉ's live coverage of Gaelic Games across the GAA calendar year, we are reaffirming our commitment to bringing national moments to a national audience, free-to-air and guaranteeing coverage on RTÉ television for nine months of the year for the next three years."