2023 Rugby World Cup

SportBusiness Media takes a deep dive into the numbers driving the commercial success of the Rugby World Cup.

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has pointed to the impact of a home Rugby World Cup (RWC) as group net profit and revenue for the media segment of the company rose year-on-year for the third quarter.

Revamped content formats and platforms are at the heart of World Rugby’s push to change the game’s image over the course of the tournament, and it hopes that RugbyPass TV, its revamped D2C OTT service, can play its part in the reconnection.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired exclusive rights in several Southeast Asian countries to this year’s Rugby World Cup, which will take place in France from September 8 to October 28.

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has acquired audio broadcasting rights for this year’s Rugby World Cup, which will take place in France.

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ and telecoms operator Virgin Media have acquired rights to this year’s men’s Rugby World Cup, which will take place in France.

TF1 has agreed a sublicensing deal with fellow French commercial broadcaster M6 and public-service broadcaster France Télévisions for rights to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, which France is hosting from S…

BeIN Sports fought off competition from rugby-focused Premier Sports Asia to renew its rights in Southeast Asia for the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2023.

It is understood that World Rugby, aware that Sky NZ were determined to acquire the rights, initiated direct talks with the broadcaster without a tender.

Nine secured rights to the 2023 Men’s Rugby World Cup and the 2022 Women’s Rugby World Cup at a slight decrease, reflecting of the waning popularity of rugby union in the country.

French commercial broadcaster M6 has said it will bid for broadcast rights in the host nation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup