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Discovery secures free-to-air rugby league rights in deal with Sky NZ

Bunty Afoa of the New Zealand Warriors in action against the Brisbane Broncos. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Pay-television operator Sky New Zealand has announced a deal with media company Discovery that will see three rugby league matches televised on Discovery’s free-to-air channel Three and streaming service ThreeNow.

The agreement begins with live coverage of the National Rugby League match between the New Zealand Warriors and Melbourne Storm on Anzac Day (April 25). Three and Three Now will also broadcast the fixture between the New Zealand Warriors and South Sydney Rabbitohs on May 14 as part of the deal.

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