Rugby World Cup

World Rugby has acquired the RugbyPass digital media platform as part of a seven-year media rights deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand

Sport 24, the in-flight and in-ship service owned and operated by the IMG agency, is to broadcast the women’s Rugby World Cup, which begins tomorrow (Saturday), along with the men’s 2023 tournament.

Italian public-service broadcaster Rai has acquired rights to the next two editions of the Rugby World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand and France

Rights to the men’s Rugby World Cup have returned to Australian commercial broadcaster Nine Entertainment in a deal that also includes the forthcoming women’s Rugby World Cup.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has said it is in advanced talks with World Rugby over regaining rights to its main events. Sky told the Stuff.co

Dutch pay-television broadcaster Ziggo Sport has further enhanced its coverage of rugby union by agreeing a rights deal for the Rugby World Cup, plus other tournaments organised by World Rugby

Host Broadcast Services, the Infront-owned sports broadcast production company, has been awarded the host broadcast contract for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, along with the women’s Rugby World Cup taking p…

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has extended its Rugby World Cup rights deal to take in next year’s postponed edition of the women’s tournament in New Zealand, plus France’s staging of the men’s event i…

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…