Premiership Rugby has launched a new streaming service, PRTV Live, which will broadcast every Gallagher Premiership Rugby match live this season.
From Round 18 on Friday 25 February, the platform allows fans PRTV Live to watch all matches in the tournament which are not being broadcast by BT Sport or ITV.
Simon Massie-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer at Premiership Rugby, commented: “PRTV Live signals another step in our journey to grow the game and make Gallagher Premiership Rugby accessible to as many rugby fans as possible. Together with our partners BT Sport and ITV, PRTV Live will give supporters across the country the freedom to watch every game live, at home, or on the go.
“Through this new platform, we want to create a deeper relationship with our current fans, who have asked us for this service, and make the game as accessible as possible to new supporters. Having every match available to watch live is a crucial step forward for us.”
Beginning this month as a pilot service, PRTV Live will be streamed through the Premiership Rugby app and includes up to eight hours of rugby over a weekend.
The enterprise has stated that a match pass will cost £4.99 to watch a game of choice, whilst a round pass comes at £6.99 to watch all fixtures included for a round of Gallagher Premiership Rugby.
Fans will be able to register and purchase matches on 21 February, which includes the upcoming Bristol Bears v Wasps and Sale Sharks v London Irish draws on 25 February. This is then followed by Leicester Tigers v Gloucester Rugby and Newcastle Falcons v Bath Rugby the following day.
“With 10 million rugby fans in England, PRTV Live will allow us to showcase the best of Gallagher Premiership Rugby to the widest possible audience, expanding our reach into the households of millions of other rugby fans,” concluded Massie-Taylor.
“Not only that, but it’ll mean London Irish fans who can’t make the round trip of almost 600 miles to watch their team play Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park, can still see the game live!”