Friday 9 December 2016

RTÉ secure rights to broadcast Euro 2016

Published 24/06/2015 | 15:43

Spain's Iker Casillas kisses the trophy after defeating Italy to win Euro 2012
Spain's Iker Casillas kisses the trophy after defeating Italy to win Euro 2012

The chances of Ireland appearing at the tournament next year appear remote but RTÉ have announced that they will broadcast coverage of Euro 2016 across all their platforms next year.

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RTÉ has successfully secured these broadcast rights for the 2016 UEFA European Championships, across television, radio and online, through a European Broadcasting Union (EBU) agreement which involves 26 countries who will broadcast this event extensively on free-to-air platforms.

Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ said “We are delighted to confirm that RTÉ has added the EURO 2016 finals to an already substantial schedule of major Irish and international sports events for 2016. Next year Irish audiences can look forward to EURO 2016 alongside the GAA Championships, the Olympic Games in Rio, the 6 Nations and all of Ireland’s competitive qualifiers for both Euro 2016 and the World Cup in 2018 and much more - all free-to-air on RTÉ across all platforms.”

Ireland are in fourth place in Group D and in a uphill battle to qualify for the 24-team tournament.

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