GAAGO, RTÉ and the GAA’s online streaming service for Gaelic Games outside of Ireland, today welcomed the announcement that Allianz will renew its sponsorship of GAAGO’s Allianz Leagues coverage, which will be streamed to international GAA fans. Allianz first came on board as a sponsor in 2015 when the Allianz Leagues coverage was first added to the international service.
The GAAGO 2016 Season offering will stream over 120 events to fans internationally, including the 2016 GAA Championships, Allianz League and The Sunday Game highlights show. Since its launch in June 2014, GAAGO has been streamed in over 180 countries and grew international users of the service by 55% in 2015.
This week also saw the launch of the full GAAGO website for 2016 at www.gaago.ie. The initial list of Allianz League fixtures is now available, alongside the option to buy or gift a Season Pass, details on the GAAGO Club Scheme, and the new My GAAGO feature.
The first live Allianz League games of the new GAAGO season are on Saturday 30 January with a repeat of last season’s All-Ireland Football Final as Kerry faces Dublin in Croke Park. On the same night Down host Donegal, while on Sunday Cork face Mayo and Roscommon meet Monaghan.
Games are streamed in high-quality HD and include full commentary, scores, and studio programming as broadcast to audiences in Ireland. GAAGO subscribers can view the games live and on-demand on any internet-enabled device including mobile phones, tablet devices and laptops.
Speaking at the launch of the 2016 Allianz Leagues, Sean McGrath, incoming CEO Allianz Ireland, said “We have recently extended our sponsorship of the Allianz Leagues for another 5 seasons bringing us to 28 years and counting. In that time we have witnessed the value and contribution that technology has made to all aspects of our national games. GAAGO is one of the most exciting uses of technology and we are proud to once again partner with the GAA and RTE to bring the 2016 Allianz League season to a global audience live on GAAGO.”
Noel Quinn, GAA Media Rights Manager, said “We are delighted to announce the renewal of Allianz’s sponsorship of GAAGO for the upcoming Allianz Leagues campaign in what is a further endorsement of the streaming service’s success to date. As a renowned international brand, Allianz is a fantastic fit for what truly is a global GAA product and one that will bring 45 Allianz League games to GAA fans worldwide over the next couple of months.”
Dónal Moriarty, Product Leader, GAAGO said “Allianz continue to be outstanding supporters of Gaelic Games and we are delighted to welcome Allianz onboard again this year as sponsors of our Allianz Leagues coverage, bringing the Allianz Leagues to GAA fans all over the world.”
In 2016, GAAGO will stream:
- GAA Football & Hurling Senior Championships (45+ matches worldwide, 25+ in GB)
- Allianz League (45+ matches)
- The Sunday Game highlights show (20 shows)
- Electric Ireland GAA Football and Hurling Minor Championships (selected matches)
- AIB GAA Senior Club Finals (Football & Hurling – 2 matches)
- Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U21 Championship (selected matches)
- EirGrid GAA Football U21 Championship (selected matches)
- Christy Ring/Nicky Rackard/Lory Meagher Cup Finals
- Additional bonus matches as they arise
A worldwide GAAGO Season Pass (excluding Ireland and Great Britain) is priced at €160 and will provide online access to over 100 televised matches, live and on-demand, as broadcast by RTÉ, TG4, Setanta and Sky Sports, in addition to 20 episodes of The Sunday Game highlights show. In 2015 the cost of a GAAGO Season Pass was the equivalent of €1.24 per event.
For audiences in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), a Season Pass (GB) is priced at €100 and will provide online access to over 80 matches, live and on-demand, as broadcast by RTÉ, TG4 and Setanta, in addition to the 20 episodes of The Sunday Game highlights show. Games broadcast by Sky Sports will only be available through Sky Sports. In 2015 the cost of a Season Pass (GB) was the equivalent of €0.92 per event.
Individual games and The Sunday Game highlights show can also be purchased worldwide on an individual pay-per-game basis, priced at €10. For the quarter-final, semi-final and final stages of the GAA Football & Hurling Senior Championships the pay-per-game price is €14.