Viaplay Sports (formerly Premier Sports) have announced details of 12 televised fixtures, with each of the Championship’s 14 clubs already guaranteed to be shown at least once.
Their third match in February will see two clubs fancied to challenge for promotion, Widnes Vikings and Halifax Panthers, clash at the DCBL Stadium.
The following Monday (March 6) will feature a heavyweight West Yorkshire battle between Featherstone and Bradford, and that will be followed by Barrow’s trip to Batley, the beaten Grand Finalists of 2022, on March 20.
Viaplay will show another derby between Halifax and Bradford on Easter Monday (April 10), before Swinton make their first appearance at Sheffield Eagles on April 17.
The cameras will return to Batley on May 8, a Bank Holiday for the coronation of King Charles III, for the visit of Widnes, and after Viaplay’s coverage of two ties from the Sixth Round of the Betfred Challenge Cup on May 20-21, two matches have been selected for coverage from the Summer Bash – Featherstone versus York, and Toulouse against the London Broncos.
(Full details of the Summer Bash will be announced next Tuesday – November 15)
There will be a repeat of the successful Friday night fixture between Newcastle Thunder and Bradford Bulls on Friday June 2, the eve of Super League’s Magic Weekend at St James’s Park, and Viaplay have also confirmed that they will cover the Cumbrian showdown between Whitehaven and Barrow on August 21.
That means all 14 clubs are guaranteed to be covered at least once – with more selections for June, July and August to be confirmed in the spring.
Viaplay Sports Betfred Championship fixtures (kick-off 745pm unless otherwise stated)
Mon 6th Feb: Round 1: Keighley Cougars v Featherstone Rovers
Mon 13th Feb: Round 2: York City Knights v Bradford Bulls
Mon 27th Feb Round 4: Widnes Vikings v Halifax Panthers
Mon 6th Mar Round 5: Featherstone Rovers v Bradford Bulls
Mon 20th Mar Round 6: Batley Bulldogs v Barrow Raiders
Easter Monday 10th Apr Round 8: Halifax Panthers v Bradford Bulls (kick-off tbc)
Mon 17th Apr Round 9: Sheffield Eagles v Swinton Lions
Bank Holiday Monday 8th May Round 10: Batley Bulldogs v Widnes Vikings
May 20-21 – Betfred Challenge Cup Sixth Round
May 27/28 Summer Bash – Toulouse v London & Featherstone v York (details to follow next week)
Fri 2nd June Round 13: Newcastle Thunder v Bradford Bulls
June 17-18 – Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Finals
Mon 21st Aug: Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders