Rugby league’s Super League, which comprises clubs from England and France, has agreed new broadcast deals in Australia, New Zealand, France, North America and the Middle East.
In Australia, pay-television operator Fox Sports has acquired rights under a five-year deal running from 2015 to 2019. Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has agreed a two-year contract to cover the 2015 and 2016 seasons of the Super League.
Super League has confirmed a three-year agreement, from 2015 to 2017, to show the competition exclusively live on pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports in France. French team Catalan Dragons will feature at least 11 times live during regular season coverage.
Fox Sports has signed a five-year agreement to cover the Super League exclusively live throughout North America, while pay-television operator OSN has also agreed a five-year deal covering the Middle East.
The agreements were reached between governing body the Rugby Football League, Super League and the competition’s UK rights-holder, pay-television broadcaster Sky.
The 2015 Super League season kicked off on Thursday, with Wigan Warriors drawing 22-22 against Widnes Vikings.