Super League games to be broadcast worldwide

Hull KR are battling with Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils for a spot in the Super League play offs.

2023 was a big year for the Robins as Willie Peters has begun turning them into a real competitor at the stop of the league.

So their future is positive but what about the sport’s with a new TV deal being arranged with Sky Sports worth £20 million.

Chief Executive of Hull KR Paul Larkin had his say on the matter revealing that the games will be broadcast world wide.

He said on the club’s website: “The broadcast deal will be Sky and it is a 3-year deal. It is the biggest income generator. IMG were brought in for 12 years to elevate the broadcast deal.

“The original 2022 deal was for 3 years and this was knocked down to 2 years. Next year’s deal (2024-2026) will be lower than this year, another big hit for Clubs to take on.

“The 2027 broadcast rights will be higher as IMG will have longer to show their impact.

“I was asked what I thought of the deal, I commented that it was a good deal for supporters but not financially for clubs.

“Every game will be streamed and every game will have a video ref, that’s great for the sports profile/awareness and consistency of the way the game is officiated.

“You’ll be able to stream any game worldwide. Initial perception from some clubs is that it will see attendance drops, but this has not been proven in other sports, nor from my experience in football, for many supporters coming to a game is about being with friends and family, socially.

“The games will be more spread out from next year, so not every game will be a Friday, Saturday & Sunday games will be added.”

He also revealed that Sky wouldn’t be streaming on Sky but likely the OurLeague App.

He said: “No they will be streamed through an app (the additional games).”

Hull KR are hoping to secure their play off spot with a win over Salford Red Devils in the biggest game between the two teams since the 2016 Million Pound Game.