GAA streaming service will cost British fans £49

GAA streaming service will cost British fans £49

GAA fans in Britain will have to pay £49 to stream this season’s championship games on their computer and mobile devices following the announcement of a new on-demand service.

The GAA and RTÉ yesterday launched GAAGO, an online service which will make 25 games available to customers in Britain.

By contrast customers elsewhere in the world - from Iceland to Australia - will have access to 45 televised football and hurling games, as broadcast by RTÉ and Sky.

The service will cost those viewers £90 (€110) for a worldwide season pass (excluding Ireland and Britain), while  single games will be made available for £8 (€10) with that price rising to £11 (€14) per game from the quarter-finals stage onwards.

In England, Scotland and Wales fans wanting access to the 2o games shown by Sky, must be Sky customers.

Fans in Ireland without a TV will be able to access the games for free via RTÉ Online.

Games will include full commentary, scores, and studio programming as seen by audiences in Ireland, and will be available on any internet-enabled device such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops.

The service commences on Saturday, 14 June, which means that RTÉ Player will provide free worldwide streaming of all GAA Championship games until then.

The Sunday Game highlights programme will continue to be available to view for free on the RTÉ Player around the world.