Radio station talkSPORT announce Super League deal

The world’s biggest sports radio station, talkSPORT, have announced rights to broadcast over 100 games of Super League over the next two years.

Becoming one of the sport’s official partners, talkSPORT and new channel talkSPORT 2 – which first broadcasts on the 15 March – will dedicate a huge amount of time to the sport, and will include programmes such as the Robbie Hunter Paul show to enhance the coverage of rugby league.

Mike Bovill, Managing Editor of talkSPORT 2, says that this ground-breaking deal has given rugby league the chance to be heard on a national level.

“To secure live rights for the First Utility Super League is a huge coup for talkSPORT 2, providing fans of rugby league with a real reason to listen,” he said.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be able to offer more coverage of Super League than any other national UK station – making us the destination for live commentaries and magazine shows.”

General Manager of the First Utility Super League, Blake Solly, admits his delight at being able to get a business on board that is as high profile as talkSPORT is and can only help the sport of rugby league.

“talkSPORT is one of the best in the buiness at broadcasting live sport and we are delighted to have agreed a deal which will guarantee rugby fans across the country more than 100 live Super League games over the next two years,” he said.

“Rugby League is a fantastic sport that I am sure the listeners of talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will enjoy week in, week out during the season.”

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