The pay TV broadcaster has been awarded the rights to games featuring Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the next two years.
The deal includes the UEFA Nations League and European Qualifiers between 1st June and the start of UEFA Euro 2024.
Additionally, the deal between UEFA and Premier Sports also includes live rights to all other matches involving non-UK teams included in UEFA’s 2022 – 2024 national team football portfolio. This includes games featuring Spain, Portugal, Italy and Germany.
The deal kicks off on 1st June with the Finalissima between Copa America holders Argentina and Euro 2020 winners Italy.
Premier Sports coverage deal includes all of Scotland’s fixtures beginning with their UEFA Nations League fixture versus Armenia on 8th June. Coverage of all of Northern Ireland’s matches starts with the home tie against Greece on 2nd June. Meanwhile, the first Republic of Ireland game under the deal kicks off on 4th June.
In total, Premier Sports will broadcast over 400 games during international weeks throughout 2022, 2023 and 2024.
Premier Sports promises that highlights and certain live matches featuring Scotland and Northern Ireland will also be available via free-to-air.
Two year deal before switch to streaming only
After Euro 2024, upcoming streaming service Viaplay will take over coverage of Scotland and Northern Ireland games. At this point, Viaplay will also bundle coverage of Wales football games into the same package. Until 2024, Wales football coverage is shared between Sky Sports and S4C.
Games featuring England are part of a separate broadcast rights package. Until 2024, Channel 4 will show the equivalent games featuring the England men’s side.
Richard Sweeney, CEO, Premier Sports commented
“We are thrilled to be awarded this fantastic package of UEFA National Team matches. This summer when the domestic seasons ends, 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 team’s vital qualification process towards UEFA Euro 2024.”
How to watch Premier Sports 1 and 2
Sky channel 412 & 429 | Virgin Media channel 551 & 552 | Premier Sports Player online