"We have always said that we want to make top quality sport available to more people and so once again we will be making the UEFA Champions League final and the UEFA Europa League final available to all to watch online for free".
In a reverse of the current schedule, RTE will now have first pick of Tuesday night Champions League fixtures, with TV3 getting first choice on Wednesday. Virgin customers can watch the matches for free on channel 100.
"It's a heck of a Champions League final", Begovic told talkSPORT.Читайте также: Manchester City have chance to dominate Premier League, says Alan Shearer
The deal also includes rights to the final qualifying round for the Champions League, the Super Cup and all Champions League and Europa League highlights.
RTÉ has first pick on Tuesday, but TV3 will show a game in the other slot and also have the option to air other fixtures.
If Virgin does opt to stream some matches exclusively online it will represent a further move towards such a system in football, with Facebook and Amazon both already having made tentative - but so far unsuccessful - moves towards the Premier League market.
"Real Madrid are absolutely fantastic when they turn it on and they've been playing for the Champions League for the last few months now".
BT Sport confirmed the news earlier today that both games will be available on YouTube.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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