The Football Association of Ireland last night confirmed that a series of broadcast deals to bring League of Ireland football back to the fans in the new season. The list of packages includes a new FAI platform – LOITV - to stream all SSE Airtricity First Division matches for the season. This of course will include all of Treaty United's games, beginning with their season opener against Bray Wanderers on March 26.
The new offering features:
RTÈ Sport will cover all production costs for WATCHLOI with all profits from the platform set to go straight to the Premier Division clubs.
The WATCHLOI platform will return with the free to air offering of the FAI President's Cup between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk on Friday, March 12, with kick-off at 7.45pm.
Friday Night Football coverage on RTE commences with the SSE Airtricity Premier Division game between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic on Friday, March 19, followed by Waterford v Sligo Rovers on Friday, March 26 and Shamrock Rovers v Dundalk on April 2.
LOITV will stream all matches across the SSE Airtricity First Division and the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League with Pixellot cameras to be installed in every ground ahead of the 2021 season.
The Pixellot system uses artificial intelligence with HD cameras to deliver a top-quality viewing experience with the cameras used in many leagues across the world. The streaming service will also be available to the coaching and analysis staff at all clubs.
Season ticket holders will be contacted by their club in due course with more information regarding season passes for WATCHLOI and LOITV.
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