We’ve Got Some Brilliant PRO14 Broadcast Rights News For Irish Fans
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Safe and sound.
TG4 are set to retain the broadcast rights for the Guinness PRO14 for the next three seasons, according to a report by The42 this afternoon.
The reports suggests a deal is very close, with eir Sport set to take over from Sky Sports for the English language rights in Ireland, with TG4 set to continue their usual level of free-to-air coverage.
BBC recently lost the rights to broadcast games in the UK, with subscription service Premier Sports believed to have outbid them.
“BBC Northern Ireland, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, BBC Alba and S4C put together a competitive joint bid,” said the BBC in a statement.
“We are therefore disappointed our bid has been rejected.”
There were huge fears that Ireland would end up in a similar boat, with all games set to be broadcast on pay-tv subscriptions. But this latest news is set to alleviate all those worries.