GAA CONFIRMS BROADCAST RIGHTS FOR FIVE YEARS
Yesterday GAA Headquarters announced it’s TV and Radio rights for the next five years, which come into effect at the beginning of the 2017 GAA Football and Hurling Championships.
Here are the details confirmed for 2017 through to 2022
RTÉ Television have again retained the rights to 31 Senior Championship games each year. This includes all provincial hurling and football finals, both All Ireland Hurling and two All Ireland Football quarter finals, and the All Ireland Semi Finals and Finals in both these codes.
Sky Sports have kept the rights to 20 games, with 14 of them being exclusive, including two All Ireland Football quarter finals. And as in previous years they will broadcast the All Ireland Football and Hurling Semi Finals and Finals on a simulcast basis with RTÉ.
Ulster Football fans will continue to see coverage of their Championship on BBC Northern Ireland.
45 games across the GAA Football and Hurling Championship will be broadcast live and of course RTÉ will still continue to host The Sunday Game highlights show on Sunday nights.
TG4 will broadcast Sunday fixtures in the Allianz Leagues, club championship games, and also Minor championship games up to and including the finals. This will total to 85 live and deferred league, club championship, Minor and U21 championship games every year. In addition TG4 have retained the rights to highlights packages for the Allianz Leagues, Inter County and Club Championship action.
Saturday night Allianz League games will be broadcast on the Eir Sport platform.
Exclusive live rights have been secured by RTÉ Radio 1 for all GAA games including inter-county league and championship action. RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will broadcast all year long ‘as Gaeilge’.
The GAA’s will continue it’s existing agreement with local radio, spanning 20 stations around the country. Today FM and Newstalk will both be awarded score flash rights.
The GAA has retained its clip rights for all games across their digital platforms. Football Championship sponsors Eir will also have access to these rights in addition to access to the GAA archive. Sky Sports will have clip access for their 14 exclusive games.