According to Chris Irvine in The Times, the RFL has agreed a new deal with the BBC for coverage of the Challenge Cup and Superleague highlights until 2020, although as yet I can't see any press release on the RFL's website. It is to include Challenge Cup matches from round six, quarter finals, semi finals and final and apparently the BBC is keen to return the competition to earlier in the season.
Obviously with the story featuring in The Times it is hidden behind a paywall, but the introduction to the article is here: http://www.thetimes....icle4543531.ece
Fantastic news, if true. The BBC has come on in leaps and bounds in its coverage of the Challenge Cup and personally I'd hate to lose their support.