Celtic Rugby today announced that they had agreed a four year deal with Sky for the television rights to the RaboDirect PRO12. The deal with commence at the beginning of the 2014/15 season with 30 games being shown along with playoffs and final.
Celtic Rugby Chief Executive, John Feehan said of the deal:
The RaboDirect PRO12 features the top teams from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy. Our competition is thriving with increased numbers going through turnstiles as well as increased TV audiences.
The quality of our competition is such that 24 out of the 37 players selected for the 2013 Lions Tour to Australian play in the RaboDirect PRO12.
We believe that this agreement with Sky will allow us to bring our Tournament to an even bigger television audience.
This is a milestone for Celtic Rugby as it is our first ever Network coverage deal in the UK and Ireland.
Negotiations with other broadcasters are still ongoing.
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