Super League are set to confirm another amazing TV deal after announcing the deal with BBC.
This was initially reported L’Independant, L’Équipe live will broadcast all 27 matches played by the Catalans Dragons in the Super League from Saturday 17 February until the end of the season. The free and exclusive offer to France, joins the streaming platform Super League + which will broadcast the 167 matches and TV3 (on the internet), which will resume in Catalonia all the matches of the Dragons.
This has now been confirmed by RL Commercial.
French viewers will be able to follow the entire season of the Catalan Dragons on L’Equipe live.
“We will be multi-broadcast in 2024, live and in full in three countries. In England, Sky-Sports, BBC and Super League +, in France, with the Live Team and the TV Team and in Spain and Catalonia (TV3, Esport 3)”, rejoices, Christophe Levy, the commercial director of the Dragons who recalls that “TV platforms, or digital channels, will offer extraordinary visibility, never produced in almost 20 years of competition. Let’s not forget that the networks, Sky and BBC, also reach Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, we understand better the international dimension of our club.”
How can I watch Super League?
Like in the past, you can watch Super League on Sky Sports especially on Sky Sports Arena. Meanwhile, now 15 games will be shown on BBC starting with Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers.
SuperLeague+ will also show every game but those on Sky Sports will be delayed on this streaming service.
Turning back to BBC, the multi-platform coverage will also include highlights of every Super League match on the BBC Sport website and app, and an extension of Rugby League’s partnership with BBC radio, with commentaries on BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Sports Extra, as well as the extensive coverage on BBC local radio which includes Betfred Championship and League One.
The new coverage will kick off when the champions Wigan Warriors launch their title defence at Castleford Tigers on Saturday week, February 17 from 5pm on BBC Two and iPlayer – the first Super League match to be shown live on the BBC.
The following Saturday also on BBC Two, Wigan Warriors will face the three-times NRL champions Penrith Panthers at the DW Stadium, aiming to win the World Club Challenge for the fifth time.
A total of up to 15 Betfred Super League matches will be covered in each of the next three seasons across digital and linear channels, including two matches in the Play-Offs live on BBC TV for the first time in September and October.
In another first, the BBC Sport website and app will carry selected highlights from the Women’s Super League, including the semi finals and Grand Final, and the Wheelchair Super League Grand Final.
The reimagined relationship will see the continuation of the BBC’s long-standing coverage of the Men’s Challenge Cup including the Final at Wembley, which dates back to 1948, and will continue to showcase the very best of the women’s and wheelchair game – with the Women’s Final to be played at Wembley for the second time this June, and the semi finals of the Women’s competition, and the Final of the Wheelchair Challenge Cup, also being shown on BBC channels.
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