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Sunday 21 September 2014

GAAGO launched to stream live and on-demand games worldwide

Published 14/05/2014 | 14:28

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14 May 2014; Dublin footballer Ciaran Kilkenny, left, Noel Curran, Director General, RTÉ, Ard Stiúrthóir of the GAA Páraic Duffy and former Tipperary All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy, right, in attendance at the launch of GAAGO, the new subscription-based online streaming service brough to you by the GAA and RTÉ Digital. RTÉ Studios, Donnybrook, Dublin. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Dublin footballer Ciaran Kilkenny, left, Noel Curran, Director General, RTÉ, Ard Stiúrthóir of the GAA Páraic Duffy and former Tipperary All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy, right, in attendance at the launch of GAAGO, the new subscription-based online streaming service brough to you by the GAA and RTÉ Digital.

The GAA has launched a new online streaming service that will offer live and on-demand GAA games to audiences worldwide beginning this summer.

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The new GAAGO service will be available to all fans of our national sports outside the island of Ireland.

All 45 televised games from the 2014 All Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championships, as broadcast by RTÉ and Sky, will be available to watch this season. A worldwide GAAGO ‘Season Pass’ (excluding the Island of Ireland and Great Britain) is priced at €110.

For Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), 25 games broadcast by RTÉ will be available on GAAGO, but games broadcast by Sky will only be available through Sky. The GAAGO ‘GB Pass’ for Great Britain is priced at €60.

Pay-per-game priced at €10 will also be available to purchase. For the quarter-final, semi-final and final stages of the All-Ireland Championships the pay-per-game price is €14.

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 GAAGO service will begin in mid-June with live championships games prior to the launch of the app, to include RTE and Sky's coverage, streamed live on the RTE Player beginning with this Sunday's meeting between Tyrone and Down in the Ulster championship.

Launching the new GAAGO service, Páraic Duffy, Director General of the GAA said, “We are delighted to announce details for GAAGO and we look forward to its roll out in the weeks and months ahead.

"For the first time our games will be available to followers around the globe through the same service and we are enthused at the prospect of making it easier for people - both GAA members and new audiences alike - to make a connection with top level football and hurling regardless of where they might be.

"I would like to acknowledge the expertise that RTÉ have brought to bear on this process and we look forward to building on what is another important part of the global media rights strategy announced last month."

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