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Armagh GAA match airing online can be viewed in Northern Ireland says RTÉ

RTÉ said internet users in Northern Ireland will be able to watch the GAA match online
Brendan Hughes

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AN ONLINE broadcast of the GAA championship match between Armagh and Roscommon this weekend will be available to northern viewers, RTÉ has confirmed.

The qualifier on Saturday is being broadcast live on digital channel RTÉ News Now because the broadcaster's main stations will be airing coverage of the Irish Open golf tournament and Fifa World Cup.

While RTÉ News Now is available in the north to Saorview viewers, many satellite customers in the north can have problems accessing it.

But the channel, which usually broadcasts rolling news bulletins, is available on the internet.

An RTÉ spokesman yesterday confirmed that internet users in Northern Ireland will be able to watch the GAA match on RTÉ News Now online.

He said the channel is "available in Northern Ireland on rte.ie/newsnow, RTÉ Player and the RTÉ News Now app by clicking the red ''live' button".

TV viewers in Northern Ireland have long complained of issues with some RTÉ programming being 'geoblocked' to those north of the border.

Last month Sky viewers in Northern Ireland vented their fury after being unable to watch an episode of RTÉ's GAA championship highlights show The Sunday Game.

Sky issued an apology, saying it has been in contact with RTÉ and has "taken steps to ensure this will not happen again".

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