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The British & Irish Lions tour docu-series on ITV

The British & Irish Lions, in conjunction with The South African Rugby Union, will release a three-part behind-the-scenes documentary of the 2021 British & Irish Lions Series on ITV. The documentary series, called Two Sides, tells the story of both the Lions and Springboks during the first Tour to South Africa since 2009. The documentary […]

June 15, 2022

STARZPLAY carriage deal with Premier Sports

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD service, has announced the expansion of its sports portfolio with the signing of a carriage deal with Premier Sports to exclusively stream the upcoming Lions Rugby Tour in the MENA region. Premier Sports acquired the broadcast rights to the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa in the MENA […]

July 1, 2021

Sky Sports launching The Lions pop-up channel

Sky Sports has announced a full schedule of programming and pop-up channel for its coverage of the British & Irish Lions 2021 Castle Lager Series in South Africa – complete with archive footage, documentaries and exclusive behind the scenes content, in addition to five Lions warm-up games and the three Test matches. The Sky Sports […]

June 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Premier Sports scores Asia rights to Lions Tour of South Africa

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 22, 2021

British Lions return to terrestrial TV on Channel 4

Live coverage of The British & Irish Lions will return to terrestrial television for the first time in nearly 30 years with Channel 4’s broadcast of the Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup against Japan next month. In addition to live coverage of the pre-Tour Test match against Japan from BT Murrayfield on June 26th, Channel 4 […]

May 13, 2021

Sky Sports scores Lions tour of South Africa

Sky Sports will exclusively show the British & Irish Lions’ three-Test series against the Springboks in South Africa in 2021, as well as their five warm-up matches. This agreement means Sky Sports will show its seventh successive Lions tour, a partnership that will enter its 25th year in 2021. The Lions will face the Springboks in […]

July 15, 2020