Four NRL TV games a week for UK fans

The providers of NRL TV coverage in the UK are set to improve their coverage ahead of its transfer to a subscription service.

Premier Sports UK plugged the gap created by the collapse of Setanta Sports last season, showing a handful of games each weekend since the early rounds of this season.

From the beginning of August, the channel is set to convert from a free-to-air service on Virgin and SKY, to a subscription service only available on SKY channel 433, although they are hoping to arrange a deal with Virgin for next season.

Although the monthly subscription cost will be just £6.99, that works out at a mere 43p a game, with the broadcaster televising four NRL games every weekend up to the Grand Final.

Premier Sports have also recently upgraded their picture quality to 4.2mbps, a marked improvements on its previous 2.5mbps.

And in a major positive step for the coverage of rugby league, they will start listening to customer feedback, so that fans in the UK get to watch the NRL games they want to see.

Although currently restricted by what’s televised Down Under, a match feature Sam Burgess and the South Sydney Rabbitohs on July 9th was recently added to the schedule on the back of a recommendation on their Facebook page.

The broadcaster also hopes to be able to show archived NRL footage, which could even allow viewers to vote for a classic match to be shown every week.

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