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Sky Sports, BBC agree deals for Netball Super League rights

Sky Sports, BBC agree deals for Netball Super League rights
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Sky Sports and the BBC sign new deals which will see two games a week from the Netball Super League broadcast live in the UK.

Sky Sports and the BBC have secured new deals to broadcast live coverage of the Netball Super League from this season.

Under a three-year arrangement, Sky - broadcast partner of the league for the last 17 years - will show one game per week live on Sky Sports YouTube, while every game from this weekend's opening round, plus the semi-finals and the final, will go out on Sky Sports Arena.

Meanwhile, the BBC's two-year deal will see one game a week shown live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app starting from round two.

"Since 2006, Sky Sports has had a longstanding partnership with netball, and we are thrilled to reaffirm our commitment to the sport through a renewed three-year partnership," said Helen Falkus, director of multi sports at Sky Sports.

"The sport's popularity has surged in recent years, and with the landscape of the sport's viewing patterns continuing to evolve, this deal highlights our commitment to meeting our fans where they are, with NSL coverage shown on YouTube."

Philip Bernie, interim director of BBC Sport, said: "Our live netball coverage has become increasingly popular with audiences, and now they can follow the excitement of weekly NSL matches - free, live, and on demand - all season long.

"Following the success of the 2023 Netball World Cup final, which had an audience of 1.3m on the BBC, fans can now enjoy more live coverage as we keep delivering all the action of the game to a bigger audience."

Sky's live coverage begins on Saturday with Severn Stars vs Leeds Rhinos Netball from 11am on Sky Sports Arena.

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