NRL fans will be able to watch every game of the 2013 NRL season on their mobile phone as part of a new rights deal.
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Rugby league fans will be able to watch every game of the 2013 NRL season as well State of Origin and Test matches on their mobile phone as part of the new rights deal between the league and Telstra.
All Channel Nine matches will be simulcast on mobiles while games screened on Fox Sports will be shown live through the Official NRL App on iPhones and Android phones.
Post-match highlights and media conferences will also be available through the app.
The five-year deal is worth more than $100m and is another boost to the Australian Rugby League Commission following this year's new record broadcast rights deal.
Telstra will retain its naming rights of the premiership competition, while the company and the NRL will also join forces to set up a new media unit, NRL Digital Media.
'The renewal of our partnership with Telstra is great for the game and great for all fans,' interim ARLC chief executive Shane Mattiske said.
'Over twelve years Telstra has been a key partner at every level of the game and we are delighted they have extended their commitment to rugby league.
'This extended partnership will see a significant investment in innovation that will deeply engage more fans than ever before in the excitement of rugby league.'