This season Premiership Rugby matches will be shown live on terrestrial television for the first time in the competition’s history, following a landmark four-year deal with Channel 5.
The agreement will see Channel 5 broadcast five live games each season from 2017-18, as well as show a highlights programme every Sunday night, covering Premiership Rugby, Premiership Rugby Cup and Premiership Rugby 7s action. The show will feature all the action from around the grounds, will be fronted by recognised names, as well as featuring the insights of former and current players. This new deal for club rugby adds to Channel 5’s growing sports portfolio, which includes live boxing and motor sports (including live Formula E Racing) as well as its acclaimed cricket highlights package showcasing all England home games.
About Channel 5
Channel 5 launched as Britain’s fifth public service channel in March 1997 and has been owned by Viacom International Media Networks since September 2014. Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, Spike and My5 reach 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month with a broad mix of popular content for all the family across entertainment, documentaries, sport, drama from the UK and US, films, reality, comedy, children’s and news. My5 is a new service allowing viewers to watch content online for free from Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, and Spike