Rugby World Cup to remain with Fiji TV

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

Under the deal with World Rugby, Fiji TV will broadcast all 48 matches from rugby union’s showcase event, which this year takes place in Japan from September 20 to November 2.

Fiji TV has also secured sublicensing rights for the Pacific Islands, including the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

The deal extends Fiji TV’s long association with the Rugby World Cup, stretching back to 1999, and adds to their portfolio of World Rugby rights, including Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018, the men’s and women’s World Rugby Sevens Series and the World Rugby U20 Championship.

Fiji has been drawn in Pool D for the 2019 World Cup and will face Australia, Wales, Georgia and Uruguay in the group stage.