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.
Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ has picked up rights to the Uefa Euro 2020 finals and qualifying games for the national football team tournament, as well as rights to European qualifiers for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ has reached an agreement to sub-licence commercial broadcaster TV3 rights to 22 of the 51 games at the Uefa Euro 2016 national team football tournament.
Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ is considering sublicensing on sports rights next year in an effort to generate additional income, according to the Irish Times newspaper.