URC 2022 – 2023 Season Sponsorship

Having secured broadcasting rights to the United Rugby Championship (URC) for the next four years, RTÉ is excited to be covering the upcoming season, which will run from September 16th, 2022, to May 19th, 2023. Irish sports fans can look forward to enjoying coverage of all the games featuring the Irish provinces in the league, plus additional knockout matches, across RTÉ TV, Radio and online. Sponsorship of the new season provides an unmissable opportunity to reach a highly sought-after audience of engaged and passionate sports enthusiasts. The 28 URC matches shown on RTÉ last season drew an average of 102,000 TV viewers per match, and a 22% share amoung ABC1 Men.

Top 3 Irish Games (2021 - 2022 season)*

Channel Date Match  000's Share
RTÉ2 16/10/21 URC Live - Live Play - Muster V Connacht 234,000 18.8%
RTÉ2 08/01/22 URC Live - Live Play - Emirates Munster V Ulster 216,800 16.9%
RTÉ2 02/04/22 URC Live - Live Play - Munster V Leinster 191,000 17.7%

*Source: TAM Ireland / Nielson Individuals - Consolidated data except* L + V. Figures shown are based on matches and do not include pre and post-match analysis'

The sponsorship package includes;

TV Digital
• 10 second sponsorship ident at the beginning
and end of each broadcast.
• 7 second sponsorship ident in and out of all
commercial breaks.
• Minimum 8 stings per game
• 10 second sponsorship ident at the beginning
of live and catch up streams.



*Media Value 2021-2022 €430K

**Restricted categories - Financial & Insurance

For more information please contact:

Gerry McGuinness Sponsorship Manager
+353 872274152  gerry.mcguinness@rte.ie