Super League and Catalans Dragons have announced a new broadcast agreement has been reached with the French premium sports network, beIN SPORTS, to cover the 2022 Betfred Super League.
The deal initially covers nine of the 13 Catalans Dragons home games with beIN SPORTS also showing a number of UK based Super League fixtures, in addition to the Play-Offs and Grand Final. As a result, the Dragons’ 2022 season opener against St Helens at Totally Wicked Stadium, scheduled for Thursday February 10, will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS.
Super League can also confirm that Sky Sports will broadcast Catalans first two home games of the season when the Dragons take on Wakefield Trinity on Saturday 19 February and then Wigan Warriors on Saturday 12 March.
On the announcement Ken Davy, Super League chairman, said: “On the back of a fantastic 2021 season for Catalans Dragons it is great that we can reach an agreement that will see beIN broadcast so many games from France.
“The fantastic scenes in Perpignan when the Dragons defeated Hull KR in the semi-final to make the 2021 Grand Final will live long in the memory.”
It follows a series of incredible television deals for rugby league recently, with Channel 4 and Premier Sports getting involved.