Channel 4 in groundbreaking rugby league TV deal

Super League has confirmed that ten matches will be screened live by Channel 4 over each of the next two seasons.

It is the first time ever that the Super League will be shown on free-to-air TV in what is a groundbreaking, exciting new move for the sport of rugby league.

The first ever game will be between the Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves on Saturday February 12.

Ken Davy, Super League chairman, said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm a brand-new broadcast partnership with Channel 4. They have a great track record of showing some of the best sporting competitions.

“The opportunity to offer live Betfred Super League action to fans on a free-to-air platform across the whole season is fantastic and one that we hope will continue to serve our current fans, as well as attract many new fans to the sport.

“I must thank our principal broadcast partner, Sky Sports, without whose support this partnership would not have been possible.”

Peter Andrews, Channel 4 Head of Sport, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing Super League to free to air television for the first time in its history, it’s fantastic news for Rugby League fans and it’s a really special addition to Channel 4’s sports portfolio particularly since it’s one of our first major partnerships since moving to our new National HQ building at the Majestic in Leeds.”

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Roland Orzabal
Roland Orzabal
4 days ago

How much $$$$$ involved???