Kerry County Convention passes a motion calling for end to current Sky pay-per-view deal and show all GAA matches FTA (free-to-air) in UK.
The GAA's three-year deal with Sky Sports runs until the end of the 2016 Championship, and and the GAA must then decide to extend the contract with Sky or revert to free-to-air only.
The current deal provides the broadcaster with exclusive rights to 14 championship matches each year, shared with RTÉ of the All-Ireland semi-finals and finals in both football and hurling.
The bidding process for the rights renewal could be definitely interesting and it could be a very profitable deal for the GAA, who enjoyed a great year in the Kingdom. According IrishExaminer, The Kerry County Board reported profits of €907,417 this year.
“At the conclusion of the current TV broadcast rights contract, that all televised games be available on free-to-air TV," reads the motion, which Kerry hopes will prevent the GAA from signing another deal with Sky.
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