Autumn Nations Cup

Commercial broadcaster Mediaset has acquired rights in Italy to the new Autumn Nations Cup rugby union competition

Pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has acquired a package of rights in Ireland to the new Autumn Nations Cup rugby union tournament

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired rights in Australia to rugby union’s new Autumn Nations Cup and Europe’s Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup.

US-based sports streaming service FloSports has acquired rights for the upcoming Autumn Nations Cup, a new international rugby union tournament set up following the postponement of autumn Test tours

Rugby union digital media platform Rugbypass has stepped back from the rights market after putting its streaming business ambitions on pause, resulting in falls in the value of Six Nations and European Professional Club Rugby rights it previously held, in replacement deals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Tech giant Amazon’s acquisition of UK rights to the Autumn Nations Cup competition has triggered a debate over whether the company will now embark upon a concerted push into rugby.