Super League have confirmed they have agreed a broadcast deal with beIN SPORTS for Catalans’ home and away matches in 2021.
The arrangement between Sky Sports, Catalans and the French broadcaster will see the first five Dragons’ home games being aired live on the beIN SPORTS network in France, with Sky Sports also showing the matches live throughout the UK.
The first match to be shown from Perpignan sees the Dragons take on Salford (April 17) followed by televised home games against Warrington, St Helens, Wigan and Leeds.
The Dragons’ round one and two games, which will be shown by Sky Sports in the UK, will also be shown via beIN SPORTS in France.
Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch said: “I would like to thank our broadcast partner Sky Sports for understanding the need to broadcast the competition, and in particular our club, on a French channel.
“The return of beIN SPORTS is excellent news for our fans and sponsors, who will be able to follow our games in France and England during this difficult period, regardless of the protocols in the stadiums.
“Media exposure was an essential subject for our sponsors and I believe that we have met their expectations with this agreement.
“It will be a significant financial investment for the club, but the end justifies the means. I would like to thank all the people involved in this negotiation, in Perpignan, Paris, London and Manchester.”