Premier League

  • Virgin Media And Premier Sports Row Continues

    Negotiations between Virgin Media and Premier Sports have reportedly broken down, meaning thousands of rugby League fans could miss out on watching the Rugby League World Cup 2013 on television. Virgin Media’s advertising for the tournament is geared towards fans watching 7 out of the 28 games on BBC and listening to the rest on BBC radio. Premier Sports will be showing every match to its viewers. However, whilst the channel is available on the SKY platform and can be purchased for the durati...

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  • Tom Walkinshaw - Premier Rugby

    Tom Walkinshaw has stepped down as chairman of Premier Rugby and has been replaced by deputy chairman Peter Tom, CBE of Leicester Tigers. Walkinshaw has been chairman for the last four years during which time the Guinness Premiership has continued its successful development as the most competitive League in world rugby. Tom Walkinshaw said: "It has been a very important period for the development of club rugby in England. We have set the platform for the next phase of growth in England and Europ...

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  • Facebook Screen Rugby League 9s

    The Rugby League 9s Grand Final is live and free on Facebook tonight as a result of an agreement made between Premier Sports and Ustream. The event, which is held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, sees eight teams competing to be crowned the 2012 Rugby League 9s Champions, six of which are Stobart Super League teams. Richard Webb, director of operations at Premier Sports, said, “This is the first time the 9s final night has been broadcast live and in full and it seemed a shame that Virgin Media...

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  • Premier Sports To Broadcast RL Championship

    Up to 32 games from the Co-operative Championship, Championship One and Northern Rail Cup will be televised live by Premier Sports next season after a deal was agreed between the broadcaster and the RFL. Matches will mainly be screened in the popular Thursday night viewing slot. Premier Sports was formed in 2009 by the Irish businessman Michael O'Rourke, a part owner of Setanta Sports Channel Ireland Ltd. The channel mainly broadcasts sporting events that were not picked up by Sky and ESPN af...

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  • Premier sign up with Hilton

    Premier Rugby have agreed a three-year deal with Hilton Hotels to be the official hotel partner of the Guinness Premiership and one of Premier Rugby’s exclusive partners. Hilton will work with the Guinness Premiership clubs to provide accommodation at preferential rates for their teams when they travel to away matches in the Guinness Premiership, the EDF Energy Cup and European competitions. In addition, Hilton’s flagship hotel on London’s Park Lane played host to the Guinness Premiership...

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  • BUCS Rugby League Final to be Televised

    On Thursday March 22, Premier Sports will be screening the 2012 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rugby League championship final from Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The match is the climax to the BUCS rugby League season, which this year involved more than 70 University rugby League teams alongside a large number of further education competitions. Rugby Football League (RFL) director of participation David Gent said: “We are delighted that the BUCS final will be televised and it’...

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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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  • League's top value!

    ... competition, aimed to discover the cost faced by consumers wishing to attend these premium sporting events on a one-off or regular basis. 
 Researchers made customer enquiries at the ticket offices of every club in each relevant competition. In football’s Premier League the average cheapest match-day admission price for under-16s is £13.35. The same ticket for rugby union’s Premiership is £9.40 and the average price in rugby League’s Super League in this category is £8.60. 
 The av...

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  • Premier Sports Deal Doubles Rights Value For PRO14

    PRO14 Rugby have announced the signing of a landmark partnership with Premier Sports and FreeSports to broadcast every game from the Guinness PRO14 live across the UK and Northern Ireland for at least the next three years. The agreement starts from the beginning of the 2018-19 season and has been reported as being worth around £10m per year – about twice the current value of the same rights. Supporters in the UK, including Northern Ireland, can watch all 152 games broadcast on pay TV channel...

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  • Bradley Leaves Hornets For Burnley FC

    Rochdale Hornets chief executive officer Ryan Bradley will be leaving his post in September. Bradley, who joined Hornets in 2013, will make the leap to Premier League Football club Burnley FC, his home town club, to take on the role as business development executive for Burnley FC in the Community Trust. Rochdale Hornets chairman Mark Wynn commented: "We are naturally disappointed to lose Ryan as he done a fantastic job since his appointment. "This hasn't gone unnoticed and it is testament to th...

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