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  • Sky Sports to Screen Live Challenge Cup Action

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) have reached an agreement that will see Carnegie Challenge Cup Fixtures broadcast Live by both Sky Sports and the BBC. For the first time in the competition’s history, Sky Sports are to screen ties from fourth, fifth and quarter-final rounds of this year’s tournament alongside the existing coverage on BBC1 and BBC2. Today’s announcement follows on from the RFL securing a lucrative new five-year contract that will see the Challenge Cup shown on BBC until the...

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  • North East Fans Backing Big Events Ahead Of Magic Weekend

    Over 30,000 tickets have already been sold ahead of the Super League's Magic Weekend at Newcastle's St James' Park on the final weekend in May. With four months to go until the annual rugby league event, ticket sales are going well and Chronicle Live's Mark Smith has suggested that the strong sales figures indicate that fans in the North East have an appetite for more major sporting events. St James' Park will also host three Fixtures at this autumn's Rugby World Cup and Newcastle Falcons rece...

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  • Wigan Claims World First In Live Streaming

    Wigan are claiming to be the first rugby club to stream Live pre-season matches online as they prepare to show the games against Hull KR and Salford City Reds on Wigan TV. The Warriors’ Fixtures at MS3 Craven Park at 2pm on Sunday 13 January and at the Salford City Stadium at 8pm on Thursday 17 January will be available for fans to view real-time on any computer, tablet or mobile device with the internet. The club is using an outside broadcast company and the feed will be transmitted from one...

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  • BBC Wales And S4C Announce New Deal To Cover Pro 12

    BBC Wales and S4C have announced a four-year deal to provide Live coverage of games in the Guinness Pro12. Welsh-language channel S4C will show Sunday afternoon Fixtures on Clwb Rygbi with Scrum V Live televising Friday evening matches on BBC 2 Wales. S4C chief executive Ian Jones said: "I'm very proud that S4C has once again ensured that Welsh regional rugby is available to view on free-to-air TV." BBC Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies added that it was "a terrific deal". He said: "The new qu...

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  • Sky Bag Rights To Ireland RWC Warm-Ups

    Sky Sports will broadcast at least three out of Ireland's four Rugby World Cup warm-up Fixtures after securing exclusive broadcast rights. Ireland will play Wales twice (home and away) as well as one-off Fixtures against England at Twickenham and Scotland in Dublin in the lead up to the tournament. And Sky has acquired the rights to the Scotland game and the second of the clashes with Wales, having already secured full rights to all England games outside of the Six Nations. Irish national broadc...

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  • Sportitalia Become PRO12 Partner

    RaboDirect Pro12 (Pro12) and the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) have announced that Sportitalia will be appointed host broadcaster for the 2012/13 RaboDirect PRO12 in Italy. The Milan-based television company, which has in the past broadcast both the French Top14 and the Six Nations U20 Italian matches, will produce and broadcast Live on free-to-air TV the twenty two RaboDirect Pro12 matches that will be played on Italian soil. They will also receive from the other official broadcasters the feed...

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  • Six Nations Gets TV Ratings Boost

    The BBC’s Six Nations coverage has been given the seal of approval by viewers as they continue watching in ever-increasing numbers, with a 5-minute peak of 8.1 million people tuning in for England’s 12-6 victory over Ireland on Sunday. England’s first win in Dublin since the World Cup-winning year of 2003 was watched by an average of 6.05 million people during the course of the programme between 2.25pm and 5pm, which is a 33% share of the total audience at that time. The Live coverage of t...

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  • Eir Sport Grab Ireland's Chicago Date With All Blacks

    Reports from Ireland inform us that eir Sport has bought the rights to show Ireland’s Test match against New Zealand in Chicago on November 5th. Eir, which acquired Setanta Sports at the end of 2015 for a reported €20 million (£17.5m) and rebranded the station earlier this year to eir Sport, will carry Live coverage of the first of Ireland’s autumn Fixtures on Saturday 5 November. The station will also screen Munster’s first meeting with the Maori All Blacks at Thomond Park on Friday 11...

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  • London Calling For Wigan Warriors

    Wigan Warriors are considering three London venues to host one of their First Utility Super League Fixtures this season. Millwall's The New Den, QPR's Loftus Road and Fulham's Craven Cottage are all on the shortlist for owner Ian Lenaghan, who is confident of being able to switch one of their home Fixtures to the capital this season. The former director and major shareholder of London Broncos said: "It is a sensible way of expanding the game."...

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  • BBC And Premier Sports Get RLWC Rights

    The BBC and Premier Sports have won the rights to broadcast the action from this summer’s Rugby League World Cup. The tournament organisers have revealed that the two broadcasters will share the rights, with Premier Sports showing every game Live and the BBC screening a selection of the big games as well as having a regular highlights programme and covering matches on Radio 5 Live, 5 Live sports extra, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport App. The BBC will show the Opening ceremony, all of...

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