Rugby World Cup

World Rugby, the international governing body for rugby union, is in the midst of a media rights invitation to tender in Australia, one of its most lucrative markets, and will invite broadcasters to submit…

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport that ensures Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England r…

Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten attracted a national audience of 576,000 viewers for Australia’s narrow 29-25 defeat to Wales at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

New Zealand’s acting prime minister, Winston Peters, has broached the possibility of mandating free-to-air sports coverage as the controversy over telco Spark’s botched OTT broadcast of the country’s first…

New Zealand telco Spark suffered technical problems during its live stream of the All Blacks' opening Rugby World Cup game against South Africa on Saturday that interrupted viewing for several thousand…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired rights in the Middle East and North Africa to the upcoming Rugby World Cup, which gets underway in Japan on September 20

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has acquired exclusive rights in Italy to the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Italian public broadcaster Rai acquired the exclusive rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan at a two-thirds reduction in value from the previous edition after a long stand-off between the company’s internal departments.

Cash-strapped South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has said it will not broadcast the 2019 Rugby World Cup on television after failing to reach a sublicensing deal with rights-holder, pay-television…

New Zealand telco Spark has promised that its streaming service will deliver the “best possible video quality” during the upcoming Rugby World Cup amid concerns from subscribers with low internet speeds.

World Rugby has selected the Fifty Digital agency to manage creative, social media and content for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

World Rugby has announced plans to provide a streaming service for the forthcoming World Cup in markets where broadcast deals are not in place

Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster beIN has signed a deal to broadcast this year’s Rugby World Cup across nine Asian nations exclusively.

Welsh public-service channel S4C has acquired rights to the upcoming Rugby World Cup

New Zealand telco Spark has struck a deal with Sky to grant the latter’s commercial subscribers access to its coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but has said an agreement for the pay-television broadcaster’s hom…

Media company Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent) has acquired exclusive rights in the Nordic region to the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan

Rugby World Cup rights-holder World Rugby remains hopeful that it will find a buyer for the Middle East and North African broadcast rights to the 2019 tournament with negotiations in the region still ongoing