More Championship TV games confirmed

James Gordon
Viaplay Championship TV coverage

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Viaplay have confirmed more TV selections for the remainder of the Championship season.

The Monday night coverage has been a welcome addition to the broadcast schedule over the past two seasons, providing access to the often-overlooked second tier.

This weekend, they will broadcast two games from the Summer Bash in York – London’s clash with Toulouse and Featherstone against the Knights on Saturday evening.

After that, they head to Newcastle to kick-off Magic Weekend with Thunder’s clash against Bradford on Friday night.

Two live Challenge Cup games follow later in June, before the live Championship coverage returns with Widnes against Bradford on Monday July 10th.

Bradford’s home game with Barrow is also to be televised, as is the Raiders’ trip to Cumbrian rivals Whitehaven.

The west Yorkshire clash between Halifax and Featherstone, plus York’s home game against Batley are also chosen for coverage.

There is still at least one unconfirmed Monday date, and Viaplay is also scheduled to show play-off matches and the Grand Final, which will earn automatic promotion to Super League for possibly the final time.

The new schedule means that Bradford have been the most popular televised team this season, having been selected six times.

Featherstone are the next most popular with four, with Batley, Barrow, Halifax, Widnes and York all appearing three times each.

Live games on Viaplay

  • Saturday May 27 – London v Toulouse (5.15pm)
  • Saturday May 27 – Featherstone v York (7.30pm)
  • Friday June 2 – Newcastle v Bradford (7.45pm)
  • Saturday June 17 – Challenge Cup – Hull KR v Salford (12pm)
  • Sunday June 18 – Challenge Cup – York v Leigh (5pm)
  • Monday July 10 – Widnes v Bradford (7.45pm)
  • Monday July 31 – Bradford v Barrow (7.45pm)
  • Monday August 7 – Halifax v Featherstone (7.45pm)
  • Monday August 21 – Whitehaven v Barrow (7.45pm)
  • Monday September 18 – York v Batley (7.45pm)

Summer Bash coverage

While Viaplay is only broadcasting two of the seven Championship games at Summer Bash, the other five are being made available to stream via the Our League app.

You can buy a Weekend Pass to watch the five games on Our League for £20, or £15 for a day pass.