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BBC Sport NI extends commitment to domestic football

The BBC Sport Northern Ireland division of UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has agreed a four-season extension to its rights deal with the Irish Football Association.

The agreement means BBC Northern Ireland will continue to broadcast games from domestic club competition the Irish Premiership from 2016-17 through to 2019-20. The deal includes television and online rights.

Every Saturday, game highlights will be available via the Final Score programme on BBC One Northern Ireland and on Monday's Irish League show which is available through the iPlayer video-on-demand service and online.

The new deal also means BBC Sport NI continues as the host broadcaster for the Irish Cup and will show highlights of the Irish League Cup final on the iPlayer.