ELITE LEAGUE ANNOUNCES TV DEAL WITH PREMIER SPORTS
The Rapid Solicitors Elite League are delighted to announce they have secured a live television deal with Premier Sports.
The new exclusive deal includes a live game once a week on a Saturday night and also involves coverage of the play-offs.
Coverage, which will be fronted by Aaron Murphy, begins on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at the Skydome as Coventry Blaze host Belfast Giants (7pm).
It takes the amount of ice hockey on Premier Sports to 45 hours per week.
Elite League chairman, Tony Smith, said: “The Elite League is thrilled to have live coverage on UK television.
“We would like to thank Premier Sports for joining us as a media partner to provide this fantastic coverage for supporters.
“We hope that fans support the commitment and investment from Premier Sports into the Elite League.
“The league believes this will help grow our fan base across the UK and Ireland.”
Richard Sweeney, general manager of Premier Sports, said: “We are delighted to be able to support UK ice hockey by covering the Elite League.
“With 15 games a week from the NHL, NHL Tonight and now a primetime Saturday evening game of the week from the UK, we can now officially say to fans that we are your home for hockey in the UK.”
Games will be available on Sky channel 428, Virgin channel 551 and around the world via the Premier Player (www.premierplayer.tv).
ABOUT THE COMMENTARY TEAM
Aaron Murphy joins the Premier Sports team once again to host and do play-by-play on the EIHL Game of the Week.
He was the lead commentator for Premier Sports’ Team GB coverage at the 2013 World Championship in Budapest.
He has covered NHL, KHL and the EIHL in his career. Aaron will be joined by a different expert each week to add local flavour to broadcasts.
ABOUT PREMIER SPORTS
Premier Sports operates on Sky channel 428 and Virgin Media channel 551 in the UK and is also available online via www.premierplayer.tv.
It launched in 2010 offering viewers in the UK an opportunity to receive wall-to-wall coverage of their number one sport.
Its current portfolio is made up of over 1,000 live events per year and includes rugby league for the UK and Australia, ice hockey, motorsports and South American football.
To subscribe to Premier Sports visit www.premiersports.tv.
You can follow Murph on Twitter here: @MurphOnIce