Sky Scores Six-Year Rugby League Coup

Sky’s struck a long-term deal for trans-Tasman rugby league that gives it exclusive broadcast and digital rights to NRL matches, NZ tests, domestic matches, State of Origin and NRL Nines tournaments. 

Rights to women’s test matches are also included in the deal, which goes through to the 2022 season.

It kicks off 9.05pm tomorrow with the ANZAC clash between the Kiwis and the Kangaroos, delayed coverage of which will air in HD on Prime from 11.40 (pre-empting The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and The Crowd Goes Wild).

“We are absolutely thrilled to let our customers know Sky will continue to be the home of rugby league through to 2022,” Sky’s Director of Sport Richard Last says.

“Working with both NZ and Australia Rugby League we will proudly deliver all the action to homes and devices through Sky and Fan Pass.

“I’ve been looking through the archives and it’s pretty incredible to know rugby league has been on Sky since our first broadcast in 1990 every year right through to today. That’s 26 years and it will be 32 at the conclusion of this new deal.”

In addition to tomorrow’s ANZAC test, there will  be live coverage of the women’s rugby league test between the Australian Jillaroos and New Zealand Kiwi Ferns from 7.10 on Sky Sport 2.

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2 Responses to “Sky Scores Six-Year Rugby League Coup”

  1. This is good news. All I want now is for Sky to get the rights to the English Premier League.

  2. I suspect it won’t be enough to stem the number of people who left over the past 12 months.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/79689666/big-drop-in-sky-subscribers

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