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Details of GAA streaming for fans abroad announced

Will you be paying the €110 fee to watch all 45 games?

Former All-Ireland-winning Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy and Dublin footballer Ciarán Kilkenny helped launch GAAGO today. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Wed, May 14, 2014, 14:40

   

RTÉ and the GAA announced the details of the new subscription-based streaming service, GAAGO, for the Irish abroad today. Here are the main points:

  • Fans outside Ireland and the UK will pay €110 for a “Season Pass” for all 45 All-Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championship matches
  • Fans in England, Scotland and Wales will pay €60 for a “GB Pass” for the 25 games broadcast on RTÉ. Games broadcast by Sky are not included.
  • A pay-per-game service will also be available at €10 for most matches, rising to €14 for quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
  • Games will be streamed in high-quality HD and will include full commentary, scores, and studio programming as broadcast to audiences in Ireland. Subscribers will be able to view the games online on any internet-enabled device including mobile phones, tablet devices and laptops.
  • For all audiences worldwide, RTÉ’s The Sunday Game highlights programme will continue to be available to view for free on RTÉ Player.
  • The service will begin operating in mid-June 2014. Until then, RTÉ Player will provide free worldwide streaming of GAA Championship matches.

For full details, see gaago.ie

What do you think? As an Irish person living abroad, will you subscribe to the service?