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French commercial broadcaster TF1 was expecting to recoup 40 per cent of its outlay on the 2019 Rugby World Cup from its ill-fated attempt to find a sublicensee, SportBusiness Media understands.

The value of Rugby World Cup rights in Australia has declined sharply after a big increase at their last sale, hit by a strong downturn in interest in rugby union in the territory.

BBC Radio 5 Live has secured exclusive UK radio commentary rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The competition runs from September 20 to November 2 and will be held in Japan

French commercial broadcaster TF1 will exclusively show this year’s Rugby World Cup in its home territory, it said on Wednesday.

Commercial broadcaster Fiji TV has retained rights to the Rugby World Cup in the country

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports and commercial broadcaster Ten are set to secure rights in Australia to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, according to the Sydney Morning Herald