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#TV Rights

# tv-rights - Friday 29 June, 2018

Ex-Barcelona president to stand trial for money laundering related to Brazilian national team

Sandro Rosell is accused of siphoning off €15 million in illegal commissions from a TV rights deal.

# tv-rights - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Amazon breaks the Sky and BT Sport Premier League duopoly with live rights deal

The US company will livestream 20 matches per season from 2019/20 onwards.

# tv-rights - Monday 30 April, 2018

Pro14 confirm Premier Sports as new UK and Northern Ireland broadcaster

Sky Sports will no longer be broadcasting the Pro14 from next season onwards.

# tv-rights - Friday 9 March, 2018

TG4 set to retain broadcasting rights for the Pro14 for next three seasons

The Irish broadcaster has been a major supporter of the championship in recent years.

# tv-rights - Friday 12 January, 2018

Eir Sport wins Pro14 TV rights for next season after outbidding Sky

The deal is part of eir’s major move to become a market leader in the rugby sphere.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Motion calling for the GAA not to enter new pay-per-view TV deal will be put to 2018 Congress

Roscommon delegates unanimously passed the motion last night.

# tv-rights - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Manchester United 'would welcome' Facebook and Amazon TV rights bids

Executive vice-chair Ed Woodward has said there is growing interest from new media outlets in landing TV deals, which interests United greatly.

# tv-rights - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Expansion east and west still on the table for Pro14 as they chase TV funds

Germany is becoming an increasingly viable option for Pro14 CEO Martin Anayi.

# tv-rights - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Pro14 won't rule out option of going exclusively to satellite TV

Martin Anayi has invited broadcasters to join the rights bidding war when it begins next year in a move designed to secure as lucrative a deal as possible.

# tv-rights - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

# tv-rights - Sunday 19 March, 2017

'Thanks for watching' - RTÉ signs off with nostalgic montage as it loses Six Nations rights Goosebumps This post contains videos

'Thanks for watching' - RTÉ signs off with nostalgic montage as it loses Six Nations rights

TV3 will show the tournament from next year.

# tv-rights - Monday 6 March, 2017

BT Sport pay €1.36 billion to extend Champions League rights

The broadcaster has been showing Champions League games since 2015.

# tv-rights - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Huge new Top 14 TV rights deal worth €97 million per season

The French clubs are going to be even wealthier from 2019 onwards.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

GAA chief warns against motions restricting broadcast deals to free-to-air TV

Paraic Duffy believes such a move would lead to ‘a greatly reduced media rights income’.

# tv-rights - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

TV3 secure Six Nations rights from 2018

The broadcaster say it looks forward to becoming the ‘home of rugby in Ireland’.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

'Cut ticket prices & make it affordable for real fans' - Twitter reacts to new Premier League TV deal

Sky and BT Sport have shelled out a combined €6.9billion to broadcast Premier League football games in 2016-2019.

# tv-rights - Thursday 5 February, 2015

The GAA didn't make as much extra revenue as you'd think from last year's Sky media deal

The TV rights deal created huge controversy last year.

# tv-rights - Thursday 29 January, 2015

The Six Nations may not be screened live on free-to-air TV from 2018

RTÉ and the BBC’s current rights deals conclude after the 2017 tournament.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

The future of sports broadcasting: Is the multi-billion euro rights war here to stay?

TV sports rights are worth a reported €20 billion globally each year.

# tv-rights - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Historic €355 million Top 14 TV deal suspended by Parisian court

The rights to screen the French league will be put out to tender again before March of next year.

# tv-rights - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

GAA and Sky Sports partnership has the capability to open up 'a huge can of worms'

Brian Whelehan’s Offaly side will take on Kilkenny in the first Sky Sports televised game.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

As it happened: GAA bosses face Oireachtas Committee over Sky Sports TV deal New Sky Thinking This post contains videos

As it happened: GAA bosses face Oireachtas Committee over Sky Sports TV deal

GAA President Liam O’Neill and Director-General Paraic Duffy appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications.

# tv-rights - Friday 28 March, 2014

GAA are urged to make all championship games free-to-air on TV

There has been speculation that Sky Sports is about to enter the GAA TV rights market.

# tv-rights - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

€70 million per season Top 14 TV rights deal facing legal threat

BeIN Sport are reportedly unhappy with the process that led to Canal+ agreeing a new five-year deal with the LNR.

# tv-rights - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Toulon president says his club are 'ready to boycott' the Top 14

Mourad Boudjellal has underlined his clear belief that the new TV money must be split based on merit.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

New Top 14 TV rights deal worth over €70 million per season

The French clubs are even more in the money after re-negotiating their contract with Canal+.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

French clubs calling for big money offers on TV rights deal

There could be long-term ramifications for the Irish provinces if the LNR attracts the money they are looking for.

# tv-rights - Saturday 9 November, 2013

BT snares British Champions League rights in £900m coup

The deal for the Irish TV rights to show the competition after 2015 has yet to be confirmed.

# tv-rights - Friday 4 October, 2013

BT row in on Heineken Cup discussion

The TV channel’s chief executive, Marc Watson, says they aren’t at the root of the problem.

# tv-rights - Friday 16 August, 2013

Rio 2016: RTÉ secure 'extensive' Olympic broadcast rights

The national broadcaster will also host coverage of the Winter Olympics on RTÉ News Now.

# tv-rights - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Sky Sports agree new 3-year NFL deal -- and not a moment too soon

There’s brinksmanship and then there’s brinksmanship. We’re just glad that this got sorted before tonight’s season opener.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie European court delivers major blow to Premier League TV rights Premier League

European court delivers major blow to Premier League TV rights

The European Court of Justice says domestic customers are fully entitled to buy foreign TV subscriptions in order to watch football.

# tv-rights - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Fergie is the Beeb's new best friend, thinks TV companies have too much power

The Manchester United boss feels that Sky and ESPN are “God” when it comes to the Premier League schedule.

# tv-rights - Monday 4 April, 2011

The Spanish Corner: Strikes, Streaks and Shakira Olé! This post contains videos

The Spanish Corner: Strikes, Streaks and Shakira

“Spain is anything but boring,” writes Garreth Nunn in this week’s column on La Liga’s latest madness.