Channel 4’s Super League play-off games CONFIRMED as they go head to head with Sky Sports

Channel 4 is set for its biggest challenge of the 2022 Super League season.

It will have to compete against Sky Sports for the viewership of two Super League play-off games including one semi-final on September 10 and September 17.

Channel 4’s coverage will have to compete against that of Sky Sports on both Saturdays with the terrestrial program starting at 12.30pm on Channel 4 with kick-off due for 1pm.

Even though Channel 4 has got broadcasting privileges, the two semi-finals will not be exclusive to the channel with Sky Sports also covering them at the same time.

On Saturday 10 September, Channel 4 will cover Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers / Leeds Rhinos / Salford Red Devils, John Smiths Stadium (1pm).

Then, on Saturday 17 September, Channel 4 will cover St Helens v Lowest ranked Eliminator winner, Totally Wicked Stadium (1pm).

With a lot of the rugby league fraternity enjoying what they have been seeing on Channel 4 with hosts Adam Hills and Helen Skelton pulling the strings alongside eloquent pundits such as Danika Priim, Sam Tomkins and Leon Pryce, it’s fair to say that Sky will have their work cut out in bringing in more viewers than their Channel 4 counterparts on September 10 and 17.

The only criticism of the broadcasting channel has been the small amount of games that they have been assigned with Channel 4 taking just ten games in an agreement signed at the beginning of the year.

As such, there has been much clamouring over a potential increase in the number of games broadcast in 2023 with the rugby league fraternity hoping for more next year – and it wouldn’t be surprising to see that too with Channel 4 seemingly interested in looking into potential ways of making that happen.

Throughout the year, the broadcasting program’s viewers have never wavered below an average of 189,000 which is an incredible feat for its first year in rugby league.

Now, Channel 4 has the chance to show what it is made of in front of hundreds of thousands of viewers and take the challenge to Sky Sports.

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