The world’s biggest sports radio station talkSPORT has launched a second station – talkSPORT 2 – and the new 24-hour radio station has announced a deal to broadcast over 100 Super League games across the next two years.
talkSPORT 2 has become an official partner of the Super League, and they say that they will dedicate more programming to rugby league than any other national radio station. In addition to live Super League and Dacia World Club Series fixtures, dedicated magazine programming like the Robbie Hunter Paul Show will, according to the broadcaster, “give fans of the 13-man code everything they want”.
Mike Bovill, Managing Editor of talkSPORT 2, said: “To secure live rights for the First Utility Super League is a huge coup for talkSPORT 2, providing fans of rugby league with a real reason to listen. It’s incredibly exciting to be able to offer more coverage of Super League than any other national UK station – making us the destination for live commentaries and magazine shows.”
Blake Solly, General Manager of First Utility Super League, said: “talkSPORT is one of the best in the business at broadcasting live sport and we are delighted to have agreed a deal which will guarantee rugby fans across the country more than 100 live Super League games over the next two years. Rugby League is a fantastic sport that I am sure the listeners of talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will enjoy week in, week out during the season.”