FAI confirm details of new streaming service ahead of next week's season restart

Wed, Jul 22 2020

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have confirmed the details of their new online streaming service, watchloi.ie.

The service will show all the Premier Division games that are due to take place behind closed doors – with pricing options for those watching in Ireland, and also worldwide.

Each Premier Division fixture, as well as selected Extra.ie FAI Cup matches, will be live streamed with RTE Sport's cameras and commentary team.

Season passes have gone on sale this morning on the watchloi.ie platform at just €55 for supporters in Ireland and €69 for the rest of the world.

“We're absolutely delighted to launch our new streaming service, WATCHLOI,” FAI Commercial & Marketing Director Mark Russell said.
“Working with RTE Sport and GAAGO will guarantee that we will have a best-in-class product which SSE Airtricity League supporters will be able to enjoy around the world.
“Especially with COVID-19 restrictions, this is the ideal time to launch this service but with the revenue it will generate for the clubs, this is also a major moment for the league and a fantastic opportunity to promote and enhance the domestic game in Ireland.”
Declan McBennett, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ added: “In these uncertain times, when dedicated fans are unable to attend games in large numbers, we are delighted to bring the games directly to them via WatchLOI.  
“This is a chance for the whole of the Irish footballing family to get behind the SSE Airtricity League and lend their support in every way to the clubs as the heartbeat of the association.”