Rugby League on TV
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Rugby League Broadcast
Sky Sports continued to cover Engage Super League, Co-operative Championships and Northern Rail Cup matches, with a total of over 100 live games across the season.
Channel programming is essential for success in average audience numbers and the RFL continue to work with Sky Sports for the best broadcast times available for Rugby League.
The Co-operative Championships’ Rugby League coverage continued to grow on Sky Sports in 2009 with 26 ‘Thursday Night Thrillers’ broadcast live, showing an average increase in viewers of 32.2% over the season. The Engage Super League Grand Final once again grew in broadcast coverage with a record average audience of 355,700.
Autumn saw the RFL host the first UKbased Four Nations Tournament, with England, Australia, New Zealand and France competing in a round robin tournament over October and November.The tournament was unique in that it was shared by three broadcasters who each took at least one live game. Credit must go to Sky Sports, BBC and Orange France for continually delivering high class pictures with a similar look and feel across the whole tournament.
SLTV: Giants stars looking to future
Huddersfield Giants have teamed up with... play
SLTV: Rhinos Wembley Joy
After a famous long wait, Leeds... play
Castleford win Champion Schools Year 7 Final at Wembley
Castleford Academy won 36 - 14... play
Rhinos determined to get the Wembley win
Leeds Rhinos have trained on the... play
Tigers ready to roar at Wembley
Castleford acquaint themselves with Wembley stadium,... play
Who'll claim the Tetley's Challenge Cup final?
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Tetley's Challenge Cup Road to the Final.
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Castleford's class of '86 reminisce
Castleford's class of 1986 look back... play
SLTV: RFL referees take on Wakefield Chairman's select
RFL referees take on Wakefield Chairman's... play
RL Cares Dance Project to take centre stage at Wembley
The Rugby League Cares dance project... play