BT Sport set for live rugby launch with Newcastle v Bath
BT Sport launches its Aviva Premiership rugby union coverage tomorrow (Friday September 6th) with Newcastle Falcons v Bath Rugby.
The subscription sports broadcaster is airing the season opener at Kingston Park, which will see Gary Gold’s side travel north to face the newly-promoted Falcons.
Kick-off is at 7:45pm, with coverage live on BT Sport 1.
The action heats up on Saturday September 7th, as BT Sport airs the annual London double-header at the national stadium Twickenham.
Fans can tune into London Irish v Saracens on BT Sport 1 at 2pm, with London Wasps v Harlequins following straight after at 4.30pm.
Last season’s champions Leicester Tigers make their BT Sport bow on Sunday September 8th, hosting Worcester Warriors at Welford Road.
Richard Cockerill’s men will be aiming to hit the ground running against Worcester, who finished next to bottom in last season’s table.
Kick-off is at 2pm.
BT Sport is to show all 69 live games from the Aviva Premiership for four years from the start of the 2013-14 season.
The broadcaster will also show the JP Morgan Asset Management Sevens for the next four years, as well as two live matches each week from the French Top 14 league.
Customers who sign up for BT TV services will be able to enjoy live rugby union action on their television set via a YouView or Vision+ box.
But BT broadband customers can also tune in, even if they do not have a TV subscription.
This is because BT Sport is available for free – online and via the BT Sport app – to all customers on a BT broadband deal.
Customers can watch live rugby union, football, Moto GP, tennis and a host of other content on BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN over the internet.
To find out which rugby union matches are live on BT Sport this month, click here.