Premier Sports scores Asia rights to Lions Tour of South Africa
June 22, 2021
Premier Sports has secured the broadcast rights to the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa where rugby fans can enjoy every match live and exclusive, available in 23 Asian countries.
Edinburgh plays host to a pre-Tour game before the Series gets underway when The Lions face World Cup quarter finalists Japan on June 26th at BT Murrayfield Stadium before the team depart for South Africa. Between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Lions will play three games against tough provincial opposition, the Emirates Lions, Cell C Sharks and the Vodacom Bulls all too familiar to Premier Sports customers having faced one another recently in the inaugural PRO14 Rainbow Cup.
The Lions will then travel south to Cape Town for two more games against a South African A side and the DHL Stormers, before a huge first Test in the Cape Town stadium against the Springboks on Sunday 25th July with kick off at 12am HKT.
The Lions will then return to Johannesburg for the second and third Tests against the world champion at FNB Stadium on August 1st and 8th respectively, with both games kicking off at 12am HKT. Premier Sports can also confirm they will have live coverage of South Africa’s warm up games against Georgia in July with times and dates to be confirmed.
CEO of Premier Sports Asia Ryle Nugent commented: “We are delighted to bring fans every second of the action from the Lions Tour in South Africa. The Lions are the greatest touring rugby team in the world and the 2021 schedule is hugely exciting. This announcement marks the start of a new era for Premier Sports in Asia and we’re confident of bringing more premium content to our services in the coming months.”
Premier Sports is the only place to watch every game of The British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa exclusively live in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.