Championship secures Monday night rugby league deal

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Championship secures Monday night rugby league deal

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The second-tier has landed a two-year TV deal.

The Championship has secured a new TV deal that will see the introduction of Monday night rugby league.

As previously revealed by Premier Sports, who previously broadcast the competition, have secured a two-year deal for the rights to the competition and will show games every week, as well as all seven games from the Summer Bash.

As part of the package, the broadcaster has also secured rights to seven Betfred Challenge Cup ties.

Premier Sports had previously held rights for the competition between 2008 and 2013 before Sky bought them ahead of the 2015 season. But it will now return to its old stomping ground.

Ralph Rimmer, the RFL Chief Executive, said: "This is such an exciting and positive announcement for the Betfred Championship clubs, and for the sport as a whole.

"Premier Sports have been excellent partners for the sport in the past, with their coverage of the Championship and also the 2013 World Cup, and it’s great to have them back in Rugby League.

They played a key role in pioneering Thursday night Rugby League, and now we will be working with all our clubs to ensure the success of regular Monday night matches - which provide the Championship with a fantastic platform.

"I know Premier Sports have exciting plans to offer special subscription incentives for season ticket holders from the Betfred Championship clubs.

One of the highlights of the 2021 season has been the re-emergence of the Betfred Championship and League 1 competitions after the disruption caused by the pandemic in 2020.

"We've seen again the quality of players on the field and the passion of the supporters off it."

The RFL say the broadcast will feature an extended 45-minute build-up package to go over the previous round of action.

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It's a start, I suppose.
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Re: Championship secures Monday night rugby league deal

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Pity it’s not on a channel like 4 or 5 but any increased coverage is a good thing.
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... why are they selling Thursday rugby as a good thing...
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