WATCH: Channel 4’s New Champions Cup Trailer Is Absolutely Brilliant
It’s tough being tough.
The 2018/19 Heineken Champions Cup season kickstarts in a couple of weeks time, with the premier club competition set to return to terrestrial television for the first time in 15 years thanks to Channel 4 and Virgin Media who will broadcast a number of games in the UK & Ireland.
Virgin (formerly TV3) have already built up a bit of a reputation in rugby, having broadcast this year’s Six Nations after securing the rights from RTE and previously televising the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.
Channel 4 meanwhile are relatively new to the market in terms of rugby, and got their first real taste during the June internationals. In terms of Europe – it was announced back in March, the broadcaster had won rights to broadcast nine live matches of the Champions Cup each season until 2022.
We not quite sure how good their coverage will be, but if that ad is anything to go by – we’re in safe hands.