If you are a GAAGO subscriber here are the changes to the service for the 2017 season
Big year ahead.
GAAGO is the lifeblood of many Irish sports fan living abroad.
It's a service, provided by RTE and the GAA, that gives access to a huge amount of GAA matches allowing subscribers to watch matches from the comfort of their own bed (if they so wish) in all corners of the world.
While not perfect, the good news is there are improvements on the way, not least to the price which will reduce from €160 to €140 for a season pass (excluding Ireland and Great Britain).
For that money you will get over 120 live GAA 'events'.
Obviously, the events most folks are interested in are the matches, but there are a series of documentaries and GAA-related programmes that will come as part of the package.
If you are in England, Scotland or Wales, a season pass is priced at €100 and will give access to over 80 matches, live and on-demand, as broadcast by RTÉ, TG4 and eir, in addition to the 20 episodes of The Sunday Game highlights show.
Games broadcast by Sky Sports will only be available through Sky Sports.
So here is the breakdown of exactly what you will get should you subscribe.
- GAA Football & Hurling Senior Championships (45+ matches worldwide, 25+ in GB)
- Allianz League (45+ matches)
- The Sunday Game highlights show (20 shows)
- Electric Ireland GAA Football and Hurling Minor Championships (selected matches)
- AIB GAA Senior Club Finals (Football & Hurling – 2 matches)
- Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U21 Championship (selected matches)
- EirGrid GAA Football U21 Championship (selected matches)
- Christy Ring/Nicky Rackard/Lory Meagher Cup Finals
- Additional bonus matches as they arise
- GAAGO Season Pass holders get exclusive access to GAA documentaries and programmes.
Múirne Laffan, RTÉ’s Chief Digital Officer, said:
“GAAGO has built up an incredibly loyal fan base in 190 countries around the world and we are delighted to be in a position to reward our Season Pass holders with a price reduction, as well as delivering an enhanced service offering with the addition of GAA documentaries and programmes, new website features and improved streaming quality for a better HD experience.”