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Strong competition in Ireland has helped Uefa seal a big increase for its club competition rights, as commercial broadcaster TV3 fell just short in its attempt to acquire all the rights on offer.

The Irish Rugby Football Union roughly doubled the value of domestic rights to Ireland autumn internationals in a deal with public-service broadcaster RTÉ, and is still to sell rights in the UK.

Uefa secured increases for various national-team media rights in recent deals covering France, Ireland and Romania.

Ireland’s Gaelic Athletic Association has enjoyed steady growth in commercial revenues over the last five years and is set to do so until mid-2022.

Live television audiences for rugby union’s Six Nations championship in 2015 were up year-on year in the tournament’s largest market, the UK, where public-service broadcaster the BBC recorded an average of …

The Fifa Women’s World Cup will be broadcast free-to-air in its entirety for the first time in Ireland after public-service broadcaster RTÉ and Irish-language broadcaster TG4 acquired rights to this ye…

RTÉ has enhanced its coverage of hurling and football under a new agreement struck between the Irish public-service broadcaster, the Gaelic Athletic Association and pay-television broadcaster Eir Sport.

Irish sports broadcaster eir Sport and public-service broadcaster RTÉ have reached an agreement for rights to next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Uefa and its sales agent, CAA Eleven, have finalised multiple deals for national-team media rights around the world with the Nations League to begin this evening (September 6), TV Sports Markets understands.

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Irish pay-television broadcaster Setanta is thought to be paying less in its deal, agreed last week, for the Uefa Champions League than it does in the current cycle. Overall, however, Uefa has finished with an increase on the current cycle in Ireland thanks to increases in the value of the free-to-air rights.

Pauline McVey, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines rugby union’s Six Nations television audiences in the home markets as viewing in the UK hits all-time high U

Irish broadcasters TV3 and Setanta issue complaint against ITV