26th January 2018, 11:00 | super_league
Super League (Europe) is pleased to announce that a new broadcast deal has been agreed with premium sports network beIN SPORTS for the French territory. This renewed partnership will see the relationship between the Betfred Super League and beIN SPORTS continue for a further two years until the end of the 2019 season.
beIN SPORTS FRANCE will continue to televise all Catalans Dragons home games and additionally show a selection of televised games from the Betfred Super League and the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup throughout the next two seasons.
Rugby Football League interim Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Rimmer, said: “Once again it is superb that beIN SPORTS FRANCE will continue to show all of Catalans Dragons home fixtures in the Betfred Super League.
“beIN SPORTS FRANCE is a great broadcaster and we are delighted that they will also show a selection of games from the Betfred Super League and Ladbrokes Challenge Cup over the next two years.
“beIN SPORTS have been a broadcast partner of Super League (Europe) for four years now and we look forward to the successful partnership continuing and ensuring the best of the sport is shown to a wider audience.”
Commenting on the announcement, Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN MEDIA GROUP, said: “This new agreement strengthens beIN SPORTS FRANCE’s multisport portfolio and reaffirms beIN SPORTS as the home of Rugby League. We are delighted to continue our partnership with The Rugby Football League and to support the continued growth of this discipline in France through our premium coverage.”
beIN SPORTS’s first live Betfred Super League game from Perpignan will be the Catalans Dragons v St Helens fixture on Saturday, February 10 at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium, kick off 18.05 (CET) 17.05 (GMT).