PRO14 Rugby and TG4 have announced that Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 fixture between Connacht Rugby and Ospreys Rugby will be streamed live on YouTube.
The move comes after the successful live broadcast of Glasgow Warriors v Leinster Rugby in Round 8 on TG4’s YouTube channel and PRO14 Rugby’s screening of Benetton Rugby v Zebre in Round 11, which was streamed live to both YouTube and Facebook.
Connacht v Ospreys link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w0-QS76B2Y&list=UU_xS76ZZEkVk1Lx-H23J01w
This continues the trend of the Guinness PRO14 and its broadcast partners to find innovative solutions so that fans can stay connected to the action.
This season the Championship has offered fans more ways to consume video highlights across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter which has led to a doubling of views compared the previous year.
This latest live streaming of a Guinness PRO14 fixture will only add to the growing demand from the Championship’s digital audience.
As this game was not originally selected for broadcast, it will be TG4’s second Guinness PRO14 clash of the evening as Leinster’s trip to Edinburgh will feature on their linear channel.
*The YouTube stream will be geo-blocked and available only to viewers in the Republic of Ireland.
TG4’s rugby offering for next weekend is as follows:
Guinness PRO14 – Friday, February 9
Edinburgh v Leinster, Live on TG4 from Myreside at 7:30pm
Connacht v Ospreys, Live on YouTube from the Sportsground at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 10
Munster v Zebre, Live on TG4 from Thomond Park at 7:15pm