Today RTÉ Sport launched details of their World Cup coverage, with over 180 hours on RTÉ Television, including all games from Brazil. All of RTÉ Television’s comprehensive coverage will be in High Definition.
A bevy of commentators, presenters & panellists are over in the TV Centre now at the launch, and so is Brenda, who is with the legendary Ossie Ardiles, and the equally legendary Darragh Maloney!
RTÉ PRESS RELEASE: RTÉ Launches 2014 FIFA World Cup Coverage
RTÉ Sport today (Thursday, June 5th) announced details of its 2014 FIFA World Cup coverage with over 180 hours on RTÉ Television including 56 live games from Brazil with eight end of group games streamed live on RTÉ.ie.
At a launch in Studio 4 in RTÉ, details of the team of panellists, presenters and commentators were announced to the media. Joining stalwart panellists John Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady are Ronnie Whelan, Didi Hamann, Ossie Ardiles, Kenny Cunningham and Richie Sadlier. Twenty years after his famous goal against Italy in Giants Stadium Ray Houghton will co-commentate from Brazil.
This year RTÉ Sport is also delighted to announce three new panellists, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, Spurs goalkeeper and former USA international Brad Freidel and Real Madrid coach and former Republic of Ireland under 21 coach Paul Clement.
RTÉ’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil also sees the curtain fall on one of Ireland’s most illustrious Sports broadcasting careers as Bill O’Herlihy presents for the final time.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup on RTÉ Television will see the return of Après Match and as well as appearing throughout the tournament the comedy trio will commentate on the 3rd place play-off on Saturday, July 12th.
RTÉ Television will have over 180 hours of coverage from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 74 programmes On RTÉ One and RTÉ Two will encompass 56 live games and 25 highlights programmes as well as the opening ceremony on Thursday 12 June. RTÉ’s unrivalled team of analysts John Giles, Eamon Dunphy, Liam Brady, Ronnie Whelan, Didi Hamann, Ossie Ardiles, Kenny Cunningham and Richie Sadlier will be joined by Neil Lennon, Brad Friedel and Paul Clement. The panellists will be put through their paces by presenters Bill O’Herlihy and Darragh Maloney with Tony O’Donoughue presenting the afternoon highlights programme.
All of RTÉ Television’s comprehensive coverage will be in High Definition.
RTÉ Radio will this summer keep soccer fans fully up-to-date on the daily happenings in Brazil with RTÉ Radio 1 bulletins throughout the day on Morning Ireland, Today with Sean O’Rourke and Drivetime with all the breaking news and all the issues that matter. There will also be extensive analysis and debate on RTÉ Radio 1’s Saturday Sport and Sunday Sport and on RTÉ 2fm’s daily sports programme, Game On.
RTÉ Digital – Online and Mobile
RTÉ Sport’s new mobile-focused World Cup website – RTE.ie/worldcup2014 – will bring you complete coverage of the greatest show on Earth – no matter where you are, no matter what device you own.
All 64 games will be available to watch live – 8 of which will be exclusive to RTÉ Sport’s digital platforms. As a companion to the TV coverage, continuous live blogs will bring you video highlights of goals and match incidents as they occur, combined with the best analysis from RTÉ Sport’s unrivalled cast of pundits.
For the first time, RTÉ will be providing live in-game statistics during every single game. A live feed featuring multiple categories of match statistics will run via any mobile device – giving an added dimension to your match-day viewing.
A comprehensive video section will feature highlights from every game, including full matches, video blogs from Brazil; the best of RTÉ’s punditry as well as all Aprés Match clips. You can also sign up to a daily World Cup email, which will keep you up to date on all the action in Brazil and bring together the highlights from games you may have missed.
Match reports, statistical analysis, features and galleries will be uploaded daily from our staff in Dublin and Brazil and there will be live updates via @rtesoccer on Twitter, the best discussion on the RTE Soccer Facebook page as well as the highlights of RTÉ’s post match analysis via the RTÉ Sport YouTube channel.
Hyundai Ireland will sponsor RTÉ’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2014 across RTÉ Television, RTÉ Radio and RTÉ.ie.