RTÉ to commit to second highlights programme, BBC to show All-Ireland final across network

BBC are to broadcast an All-Ireland final across their TV network while RTÉ have committed to a second highlights programme in two of the main takeaways from the GAA right’s deal for 2023 to 2027 announced today.

The new packages come a day after Sky Sports and the GAA ended their broadcast arrangement.

BBC will simulcast the All-Ireland semi-finals and finals with RTÉ while one final will be selected for the wider BBC network.

Streaming site GAAGO is also set to host exclusive games for the first time ever.

“Following the successful expansion of GAAGO’s streaming footprint during the pandemic, exclusive championship games will be made available on the platform in Ireland and overseas from the 2023 season onwards,” the GAA said.

“RTÉ television will continue to show 31 championship games across the island of Ireland and the BBC retains its Ulster SFC rights.

“BBC will also simulcast with RTÉ the All-Ireland semi-finals and finals in addition to broadcasting at least one of the finals on the wider BBC TV network annually.

“RTÉ will televise the Joe McDonagh cup final, both Tailteann cup semi-finals and the final for the next five years. Additional streaming details from these competitions will follow in due course.

“A new sharing arrangement between RTÉ and TG4 will see an increase in the number of Saturday night free to air Allianz League games broadcast while TG4 will continue to broadcast Sunday afternoon and non-regular round Allianz League games. BBC will also stream up to 10 Allianz League games involving Ulster teams per season.

“TG4 and RTÉ will continue to provide coverage of the AIB GAA club championships.

“TG4 has also retained the rights to the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships, Eirgrid GAA Football U20 Championship, O’ GAA Hurling U20 championship, Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education, Masita GAA post-primary and winter provincial competitions.

“RTÉ will broadcast at least nine live camogie matches per annum, continue their Sunday night highlights show and introduce a second highlights offering. TG4 will also carry Monday night highlights and other GAA programming as per previous years.

“GAAGO will continue to stream matches to the diaspora worldwide and the EU pilot with Galician media outlet TVG is also planned to continue.

“Overall, approximately 200 games will be broadcast every year.”

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