Saturday Mar 3, 2012

premier Sports, operating on Sky channel 433 in the UK has announced its best Spring yet since launching in August 2010.

In March alone, 114 sporting events will be broadcast on the channel with at least 70 live.

After a weekend of drama that saw the channel broadcast over 12 hours of NASCAR coverage to great acclaim which included an 8 hour non-stop Daytona 500 the focus returns to the start of the Rugby League season.

This year Premier are covering every round of the Championship Rugby League season in England with the opening televised game on Thursday March 8 between Leigh and Batley.

In a first for televised Rugby the channel will be giving viewers the chance to listen in live to the video referee as he passes comment on every angle shown as they decide whether a try should be awarded or not.

This will be an exciting new development and the channel is delighted to be breaking ground on a concept long called for by fans.

National Rugby League from Australia moves from 150 to 170 games per season with 6 matches per round. That is more coverage than they get down under, and with Sam Burgess back from injury and England stalwart James Graham at the Bulldogs it is certain to be a fascinating watch for UK fans.

Premier Sports also became the first sports broadcaster in the World to use fans Twitter comments live during sports coverage by incorporating them into commentary by Steve Bower and Iain Snodin on the Blue Square games. This has been a great success and other broadcaster are known to be looking at it. A strong March line-up of live games sees 3 matches that feature 5 of the top 6 in the table including Luton's trip to Wrexham on Wednesday, 7th March.

Ice Hockey fans have been enjoying more coverage than ever on UK television and it is about to get even bigger with 54 games scheduled for broadcast in March as teams compete for the Stanley Cup play-off places.

On top of this Premier is also the only channel in Europe currently showing full Hockey Night in Canada coverage direct from CBC every weekend.

A strong line-up of boxing features 4 events with fighters such as Daniel Geale and Zab Judah and capped off by our very own production on Spencer Fearon's Hard Knocks from the Troxy in London featuring Prize Fighter winner Mongolian Warrior Choi!

Throw in some football from South America in the form of the Argentine Primera Division and Copa Libertadores and there really is something for everyone this Spring on Premier Sports.

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