Sky Sports named exclusive UK broadcast partner for British & Irish Lions’ 2025 Tour of Australia
The British & Irish Lions have rekindled their partnership with Sky Sports as the exclusive broadcast partner for the highly anticipated 2025 Tour of Australia. Fans in the UK and Ireland can expect comprehensive live coverage on both Sky Sports and NOW as the Lions set off to face the Wallabies in Australia.
The 2025 tour holds particular significance, as the British & Irish Lions are seeking to replicate their only series success in the past quarter of a century – a 2-1 triumph over the Wallabies in 2013 – marked by a memorable performance in the decisive final Test.
Following their challenging tour of South Africa in 2021, disrupted by the impact of COVID-19, the Lions are determined to achieve a second successive series win in Australia. The tour will kick off with the first Test in Brisbane at the Suncorp Stadium, known as ‘The Cauldron’.
Ben Calveley, CEO of The British & Irish Lions, expressed his delight at renewing the partnership with Sky Sports.
“Sky Sports have been an outstanding broadcast partner to the British & Irish Lions for many years,” Calveley said.
“The quality of production, presenters, expert panellists, and overall analysis they deliver really enriches the series and makes for a compelling offering for fans watching at home.
“Preparations are really starting to ramp up for 2025 and we are hugely excited for the tour. Sky Sports will play a key role in helping to further build levels of excitement and anticipation amongst fans and we look forward to working closely with them over the coming period.”
Phil Waugh, CEO of Rugby Australia, expressed the importance of renewing the rivalry between the Wallabies and the Lions.
“Rugby Australia is excited to be welcoming The British & Irish Lions back to Australia for the first time in 12 years,” enthused Waugh, a veteran of 79 Tests for the Wallabies from 2000-09.
“This iconic Tour and the chance to renew the rivalry between the Wallabies and the Lions promises to be a special occasion for everyone.
“We are confident that together, we will deliver a tour that captures the imagination of fans across Australia and Lions fans around the world.” Waugh continued, “The manner in which Sky Sports covers the tours has always been excellent and I am delighted they are on board again.”
Jonathan Licht, Sky Sports Managing Director stated, “With all its history, the Lions tour remains one of the most iconic events in the sporting calendar and one we always look forward to at Sky Sports. We’re committed to delivering world-class coverage of what is sure to be another fantastic series.”
For fans seeking in-depth access, interviews, and insights into the Lions camp, Sky Sports will offer comprehensive coverage round the clock on Sky Sports News, the Sky Sports app, SkySports.com, and via Sky Sports’ social media channels. The 2025 Tour of Australia is shaping up to be a sporting spectacle not to be missed.