We are back again with our weekly dose of the three most prominent stories in the media. The blog that keeps you informed by bringing you the latest media stories from Ireland and across the globe. We here at Mediacontact.ie have gathered the three hottest media scoops this week which includes GAA Go, Facebook and a revolutionary World Cup Twitter analyses from Dublin City University. Let’s get right into it.
1.GAA GO seen in over 80 countries around the world @GAAGO
GAA and RTÉ’s new live and on-demand streaming service, GAAGO, has been seen in over 80 countries from Bahrain to Bermuda and everywhere in between. The newest legion of GAA fans from across the globe have been enjoying the new reality of watching online, the excitement and thrill of Gaelic Games. Since its launch in May, the service has been streamed by fans in every Continent, bar Antartica with the highest viewership recorded in North America, followed by Great Britain. Australia and Canada has had the third and fourth highest number of streams. Cork and Clare’s fantastic tussle in the Munster Hurling Championship back in June was the most popular live game so far amongst GAAGO users. Whereas on-demand, the dramatic last gasp draw between Kilkenny and Galway in the Leinster Hurling Championship was the most watched game. Dónal Moriarty, Product Leader, GAAGO, said: It’s clear from our streaming numbers and the response we are getting from Gaelic Games enthusiasts that the GAAGO service is having a really positive impact, as fans are enjoying the new reality of being able to watch the games streamed in high-quality HD on almost any internet-enabled device.”