YORK City Knights will have four matches shown on the Our League app as part of major extension to the streaming service’s live broadcasting of the Betfred Championship.

In total, 15 games from the second tier will be broadcast on the mobile app and desktop streaming service, with games from League One, Women’s Super League and the Challenge Cup also shown.

The first Championship match of the season is York’s trip to Toulouse Olympique at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday, February 1 (5pm GMT), which will be shown on Our League.

There are two more York games which will be shown in the month of March - both kicking off at 3pm.

On Sunday, March 22, York’s home match against Featherstone Rovers will be the first home match screened on Our League before the broadcasting of the Knights’ trip to newly-promoted League One side Oldham on Sunday, March 29.

The final of the four games to be shown featuring York will be the Knight’s hosting of Widnes Vikings (6.15pm) on Sunday, May 3.

Mark Foster, the RFL’s chief commercial officer lauded the prospect of the new campaign’s opener between York and Toulouse in the south of France.

He said: “The Toulouse-York match is a great way to start – the teams who finished second and third behind Toronto Wolfpack last season, who are both confident of challenging for promotion again in 2020, and with the added attraction of Toulouse’s move to the renowned Stade Ernest Wallon.

“That game will be played in Toulouse’s usual Saturday evening slot which makes sense with Sky Sports showing the Betfred Super League double-header from Emerald Headingley the following day.

“We’ve worked hard through the autumn, especially with our broadcast partners Sky Sports and the Championship and League One clubs, to find the best way to build on the progress we made with Our League last season.

“So we’re excited to be able to announce such a comprehensive and attractive package of fixtures for the first five months of the 2020 season from January to May, covering six competitions.

“But where possible we want fans to know that Sunday night is Our League night, starting the following weekend with Featherstone’s home opener against Halifax, and continuing with a series of attractive Betfred Championship fixtures which underline what a great competition it’s going to be again in 2020.

“Playing the big games on a Sunday evening, we avoid clashes with Sky Sports’ extensive coverage of the Betfred Super League.

“We think it’s the perfect time for us to show the quality of the Betfred Championship to a wider audience, and we’re grateful to our broadcast partners and to the Championship and League One clubs, who will be contributing a small percentage of their central distribution for the 2020 season to allow all this to happen.

“We also saw last season a growing audience for the Our League coverage of the Betfred Women’s Super League and Coral Women’s Challenge Cup, and we’ll be providing further details of that when the BWSL fixtures are announced next weekend.”