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First Super League fixtures confirmed on new channel

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Super League returns to viewer’s screens this weekend after a brief respite thanks to the Challenge Cup final weekend. As ever, the full round of fixtures will be broadcast on Sky Sports, as viewers have the chance to follow all of Super League’s games. 

Castleford Tigers will be hoping to catch cup winners, Wigan Warriors, cold on Friday night, as they battle in out on Sky Sports Arena. On Saturday, a travelling army of Leigh Leopards fans will be hoping to see their side stay in the hunt for the play-off places as they travel to the Catalans Dragons. That game will be shown on Sky Sports Mix.

Now, the Super League have confirmed the broadcast schedule for Rounds 20 and 21 of the Super League season. The round will see Super League fixtures broadcast on a new Sky channel for the first time in a ground-breaking move.

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First Super League fixtures confirmed for new channel

Sam Tomkins working for Sky Sports as a Pundit

Credit: Imago Images

A statement from Super League confirming the broadcast schedule for August also provided details of Sky’s new channel, Sky Sports+. From August 8th, some Super League games will ne shown on Sky Sports+. The statement reads:

“Fixtures announced today between August 1-11 will also include a local derby between the 2024 and 2023 Betfred Challenge Cup winners, Wigan Warriors and Leigh Leopards – which was postponed from its original date in February because of Wigan’s involvement in the World Club Challenge, and will now be played at The Brick Community Stadium on Tuesday August 6.

“Leigh and Wigan will both play their Round 20 fixtures on Thursday August 1 to maximise their recovery and preparation time for that match – Leigh at Castleford Tigers, and Wigan at home to Huddersfield Giants, in another match that has been selected for exclusive coverage by Sky Sports.

“The second exclusive pick from Round 20 is on Friday August 2, with Play-Off contenders Warrington Wolves and Hull KR meeting for the third time this season – when Sam Burgess’s Wolves will be aiming to complete a hat-trick of wins, but Willie Peters’ Robins will have other ideas.

“Sky’s second exclusive pick from Round 21, following the Saints-Salford match on Thursday August 8, is the heavyweight clash between Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors at AMT Headingley on the afternoon of Saturday August 10 (kick-off 3pm).

“Sky Sports will continue to provide live coverage of every Betfred Super League fixture – with fans accessing content via Sky Sports+ from August 8.”

Full Broadcast Schedule for Round 20 and 21Super League

Credit: Imago ImagesRound 20

Thurs 1 Aug

Castleford Tigers v Leigh Leopards (8pm)

Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants (8pm) – excl Sky Sports

Fri 2 Aug

Warrington Wolves v Hull KR (8pm) – excl Sky Sports

Sat 3 Aug

Hull FC v St Helens (3pm)

Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos (5:30pm)

Sunday 4 Aug

London Broncos v Catalans Dragons (3pm)

Round 2 (rearranged match)

Tues 6 Aug

Wigan Warriors v Leigh Leopards (8pm)

Round 21

Thurs 8 Aug

St Helens v Salford Red Devils (8pm) – excl SkySports+

Fri 9 Aug

Huddersfield Giants v Catalans Dragons (8pm)

Hull KR v Castleford Tigers (8pm)

Sat 10 Aug

Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (3pm) – excl SkySports+

Sun 11 Aug

Leigh Leopards v Hull FC (3pm)

London Broncos v Warrington Wolves (3pm)

The statement goes on to explain what viewers can expect from Sky Sports+, stating:

“Launching this August, customers with a full Sky Sports subscription won’t need to do a thing; Sky Sports+ will simply drop into the existing Sky experience across Sky Glass, Sky Stream, Sky Q and NOW.

“Sky Sports+ will be transformational in the amount of choice sports fans will have access to via live streams, the Sky Sports mobile app and a dedicated new channel, all at no extra cost. With the capability to show up to 100 live events via concurrent streams, and the ability to live pause and rewind all streams, fans will have an enhanced viewing experience across all sports.”

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  1. Maurice Sharples

    June 14, 2024 at 2:55 pm

    Why do you need to put the score of the other matches up on screen when we are recording the matches to watch later.its not exciting when you.
    already know the scores.why don’
    t put them at the end of the game with a warming to viewers before hand.

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