RTÉ and United Rugby Championship have launched a new global streaming service offering matches live and on demand.
URC TV will feature all 151 games from the competition that features teams from Italy, Scotland, Wales and South Africa.
Matches will be broadcast in HD with an English commentary.
Martin Anayi, chief executive of URC, said: “In addition to RTÉ’s strength in TV it has experience of streaming big sporting events globally and is evidence of a broadcaster that can adapt to market demands and provide a very creative offering for rights holders.”
Dee Forbes, RTÉ Director General responded: “We are delighted to collaborate with URC on the launch of this innovative new global OTT service to ensure fans across the world don’t miss a moment of URC action”.
A free service showing a range of highlights, archive matches and short videos, will be available in all countries including the UK and South Africa, where fans can continue to watch the games on Premier Sports and Super Sport respectively.