May 052017

Channel 5 win rights to show live Premiership matches for first time on terrestrial TV

Channel 5 will become the new home of free-to-air live coverage of Aviva Premiership Rugby, simulcasting selected games with BT.

The new contract has been agreed after a competitive bidding process, and will see Channel 5 simulcast a total of five live games with BT Sport over four years, starting 2017-18. BT Sport will continue to broadcast up to 80 live Premiership games per season. In addition to live coverage, the agreement will also see Channel 5 broadcast a highlights programme every Sunday night, covering Premiership Rugby, the Anglo-Welsh Cup and Premiership Rugby 7s.
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Mar 162015

Premiership Rugby rights secured by BT Sport until 2021

BT has renewed its deal to broadcast Aviva Premiership Rugby on BT Sport until the end of the 2020-2021 season.

The four year extension to the current deal is the longest TV rights deal in Premiership Rugby history. As part of the extension, BT Sport will show 80 live matches per season from 2017-18, with extended highlights of all 135 games per season from next season.

Additionally, BT Sport has the live broadcast rights to matches from the entire Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series until the end of the 2020-21 season.