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GAA and RTÉ expand GAAGO for second season

The Gaelic Athletic Association and Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ have said they will more than double the number of games provided through GAAGO in 2015, after a successful debut for the online streaming service this year.

GAAGO was launched to supporters worldwide outside of Ireland and has been accessed by fans in over 150 countries in its first year. Having launched with an offering focused on the GAA Football and Hurling Senior Championships, comprising more than 45 games, GAAGO will now offer an expanded service in 2015, streaming over 120 events.

In excess of 45 matches from the GAA Football and Hurling Senior Championships will be offered worldwide in 2015, with more than 25 provided in Great Britain. More than 44 matches will be provided from the Allianz League and six games from the Football and Hurling Minor Championships.

The football and hurling matches of the Senior Club Finals will be provided, along with the hurling and football U21 Championship games. Twenty editions of the Sunday Game highlights show will be available and it will be offered for the first time live globally on the day of transmission, as well as on-demand.

GAA Ard Stiúrthóir Páraic Duffy said: “GAAGO has been a tremendous success in its first year helping us to bring our games as they are broadcast at home to our members and supporters right around the globe. The feedback and general reaction after the first year was hugely positive and we are confident of building on the positive start with the enhanced package of games on offer in year two.”

A worldwide GAAGO Season Pass, excluding Ireland and Great Britain, is priced at €160 ($200) and will provide online access to over 100 televised matches, live and on-demand, as broadcast by RTÉ, Irish-language free-to-air broadcaster TG4, and pay-television broadcasters Setanta and Sky Sports, in addition to 20 episodes of The Sunday Game highlights show. The cost of the GAAGO Season Pass is the equivalent of €1.33 per event, down from €2.24 per event in 2014.

For audiences in England, Scotland and Wales, a GB Season Pass is priced at €100 and will provide online access to over 80 matches, live and on-demand, as broadcast by RTÉ, TG4 and Setanta, in addition to the 20 episodes of The Sunday Game highlights show. However, games broadcast by Sky Sports will not be included. The cost of the GB Season Pass is the equivalent of €1 per event, down from €2.22 per event in 2014.

Individual games and The Sunday Game highlights show can also be purchased worldwide on an individual pay-per-game basis, priced at €10. For the quarter-final, semi-final and final stages of the Football and Hurling Senior Championships the pay-per-game price is €14.