Ireland's Euro 2020 and 2022 World Cup qualifiers to be shown on free-to-air TV as RTÉ secure broadcast rights
RTÉ have secured the broadcast rights for Ireland's Euro 2020 and 2022 World Cup qualifiers, it has been announced.
The national broadcaster will also screen the Euro 2020 tournament, as part of a separate agreement. RTÉ already have the rights for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Euro 2020 is set to take place across 13 cities in Europe, including Dublin, where four games will be held, including a last 16 tie.
"Today's announcements ensure that all Republic of Ireland European Qualifiers, both home and away, for the FIFA World Cup 2018, the UEFA EURO 2020 Finals and the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be available, free to air, for Irish audiences on RTÉ," said Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport RTÉ.
"In addition, the three Finals tournaments themselves, which always provide some of the biggest and most iconic moments in sport, will be available to the Irish public. At a time of significant and increased competition in the market place to secure these rights on all platforms is a very positive step"