YORK City Knight's Championship play-off campaign will be broadcasted by Sky Sports, a statement by the RFL has today announced.

York booked their spot in the top five with a 22-18 victory over Featherstone Rovers just over a week ago and fans will now be able to watch their team on television across their channels.

Sky Sports' coverage of the Betfred Championship had previously been limited to the annual Summer Bash and the matches of Toronto Wolfpack.

All of the play-off matches will be played at the home ground of the highest placing team in the final league standings and full details of the play-off system can be found in our article here.

The dates for the play-offs have also been confirmed and are as follows.

Week 1

Saturday 14 September, 3pm: Qualifying Final (2nd v 3rd) or Elimination Final (4th v 5th)   

Sunday 15 September, 6.30pm: Qualifying Final (2nd v 3rd) or Elimination Final (4th v 5th)  

Week 2

Saturday 21 September, 3pm: First Semi-final (QF loser v EF winner) 

Sunday 22 September, 6.30pm: Second Semi-final (Toronto Wolfpack v QF winner)

Week 3

Sunday 29 September, 6.30pm: Preliminary final 

Week 4

Saturday 5 October (KO 7.30pm): Betfred Championship Grand Final

The RFL have also confirmed a new deal with their main title sponsor Betfred which will see the bookmaker double its annual financial contribution to the sport outside Super League. 

Betfred currently sponsors the Super League, Championship, League 1 and Women's Super League and the deals now runs until the end of the 2021 season.

Rugby Football League Chief Executive, Ralph Rimmer, said: “Betfred have been supporting our Championship and League 1 competitions since 2018 and I am delighted that they will continue that support for a further two years.

"Their energy and enthusiasm off the field mirrors the product on the field, where clubs and players are beginning to gear up for what will be a thrilling play-off series in two vibrant competitions.”

Betfred boss Fred Done added: “We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Rugby League and its supporters and therefore I am delighted that we are now able to further extend our sponsorship of the Championship and League 1 in line with our recent Super League and Women’s Super League agreements.

"Sport provides tremendous content for our digital platforms and we are delighted that through deals like these we are able to be a part of it."