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.

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ has struck a rights deal with the Football Association of Ireland for domestic tournaments operated by football’s governing body in the Republic of Ireland.

The Irish government is set to undertake a review of the showpiece sporting events that are protected for free-to-air broadcasting in the country.

Gaelic Athletic Association commercial director Peter McKenna has said a new online streaming platform developed in partnership with Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ has greater long-term value than the association’s rights deal with pay-television broadcaster BSkyB.

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ is to promote its new subscription-based online streaming service GAAGO through a sponsorship deal with the Gaelic Athletic Association.

The Gaelic Athletic Association is negotiating with pay-television broadcaster Sky Sports over the introduction of special discounted subscription deals for clubs, following on from Sky’s acquisition of GAA rights last week.

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ, pay-television broadcasters Sky Sports and Setanta Sports, and Irish-language free-to-air broadcaster TG4 have been awarded rights for the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, while commercial broadcaster Seven has acquired rights in Australia.

Public-service broadcaster RTE remains in contention with pay-television broadcaster Setanta Sports and commercial broadcaster TV3 for the Irish television rights to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, according to the Irish Times.

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