With the Rugby League World Cup taking place later this year there’s been no better time to launch the brand new North American Rugby League competition. Initially, four teams from across Canada and the USA will play in the inaugural season including Toronto Wolfpack. New York, (Washington) DC Cavalry and Atlanta Rhinos.
Wiistream’s partnership with the NARL will allow global fans of rugby league to sign-up and watch the NARL matches throughout the Summer, culminating in the Grand Final in early September 2022.
Wiistream will act as the exclusive OTT Services partner to showcase all the NARL games for the next five seasons including pre-season and tour matches from the UK and Australia. As the competition grows to more teams across the US and Canada, more and more games will be available live and exclusive on North American Rugby League television – NARL TV.
“Rugby League is one of most entertaining sports in the world and the NARL will showcase these skills to an engaging audience across the US and Canada. With Wiistream’s technology live streaming all matches exclusively, all global fans of Rugby League will have the opportunity to watch high class games over the coming years. The relationship between Wiistream and the NARL reflects our growth within the International Sports world as a number of sports organisations large and small partner with Wiistream to provide their longterm OTT and live streaming solutions”.– David Johnson, CCO Wiistream
“I and the NARL investment board were very impressed with Mike (Price Co-Founder) and the Wiistream team’s approach to working in partnership both creatively and commercially. We’re really looking forward to working with Wiistream on this exciting new venture”.– Ricky Wilby, Commissioner & Co-Founder NARL.