RTÉ has secured free-to-air rights for all Republic of Ireland matches in the Euro 2024 Qualifying series, the draw for which will take place in Frankfurt on Sunday 9th October.

It will also show all six games in the UEFA Nations League against Ukraine, Scotland and Armenia this June and September.

The news was announced during a Late Late Show special on Friday night celebrating 100 years of Irish football.

“This deal is positive news for Irish fans and for the FAI as we count down to the start of the UEFA Nations League campaign and the opening game in Armenia on June 4,” said FAI CEO Jonathan Hill.

“This tournament is so important to Stephen Kenny’s side in terms of the next UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign and we are delighted that those who cannot make our games in person, home or away, will be able to follow the action to both Nations League and Euro qualification free-to-air on RTE.”

“RTÉ Sport is delighted to bring these UEFA Nations League and Euro 2024 games to the audience free to air given the growing momentum behind the Men’s international team and the significance of the games with Scotland, Armenia and in particular Ukraine.”

“Combined with our coverage of the Women’s national team, the Under 21’s qualification campaign and the domestic game it visibly demonstrates our commitment to keeping key sporting moments available to the widest possible audience.”

The announcement of RTÉ’s coverage came after it was revealed earlier in the day that Premier Sports had won the exclusive UK rights to show a total of 400 Nations League and Euro Qualifiers including all games involving the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, as well as all non-UK and Ireland teams.

This is the package that has up until now been held by Sky Sports whose contract ends with the conclusion of the UEFA Qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Highlights and a number of Live matches featuring Northern Ireland and Scotland will also be available free to air within those countries.

The biggest change this represents is that those watching the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in London, Manchester or Glasgow will now have to switch or add a Premier Sports subscription to their Sky Sports one.

 

 

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