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Friday 20 May 2022
Premier Sports agrees deal to broadcast Northern Ireland games from 2022-2024

Premier Sports has been awarded broadcast rights by UEFA to cover Northern Ireland’s upcoming UEFA Nations League matches and UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers.

The deal will also see the channel cover all Scotland and Republic of Ireland matches in those two competitions as well as hundreds of other games.

The partnership with UEFA is set to begin with the Finalissima between Copa America holders Argentina and UEFA Euro 2020 winners Italy on 1 June at Wembley.

Northern Ireland’s home Nations League game against Greece on 2 June will kick off the Irish Football Association’s broadcast tie-up with Premier Sports.

Coverage of Scotland matches will begin with their Nations League fixture against Armenia on 8 June, while the partnership with the Republic is scheduled to start with their away trip to Armenia on 4 June.

Premier Sports is also set to broadcast the League B Group 1 tie between the Republic and Scotland on 11 June exclusively live in the UK - and the return match at Hampden Park on 24 September.

Over the next three years Premier Sports will become the home of UEFA national team football with over 400 games set to be broadcast over international weeks throughout 2022, 2023 and 2024.

The deal with UEFA includes live rights to all other matches involving non-UK teams included in UEFA’s 2022-2024 national team football portfolio, including the UNL games in early June between Spain and Portugal plus Italy and Germany.

Highlights and certain live matches featuring Northern Ireland and Scotland will also be available via free-to-air.

Richard Sweeney, CEO of Premier Sports, said: “We are thrilled to be awarded this fantastic package of UEFA national team matches.

“This summer, when the domestic seasons end, our subscribers will enjoy a feast of international football with live coverage of the UEFA Nations League, where every game matters as it provides a potential route to qualification for UEFA Euro 2024. From 2023 we will bring fans every game of their respective teams’ vital qualification process towards UEFA Euro 2024.” 

The UEFA Nations League 2022-23 games and Euro 2024 qualifiers have been added to a line-up on Premier Sports that already includes matches from the Scottish Cup, Premier Sports Cup, La Liga, Coppa Italia, Copa del Rey, German Cup and the MLS as well as every game from the United Rugby Championship.

Live games on Premier Sports will be broadcast across digital and mobile platforms. Premier Sports is available in the UK via Sky, Virgin TV, Amazon Prime and the Premier Player.