S4C to follow Wales’ Rugby World Cup campaign

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

As part of the agreement, S4C and S4C Clic will show live and highlights coverage of every Wales match during the tournament, which runs from September 20 to November 2 in Japan.

S4C will also provide live and highlights coverage of the opening match of the tournament between hosts Japan and Russia on September 20. Additionally, the broadcaster will show a match from each of the knockout stages, as well as the final, regardless of whether Wales feature.

S4C’s coverage, which will be produced by Whisper Cymru and Lens360, will also include a range of factual and entertainment programmes.

S4C also provided coverage of the 2015 World Cup, which was held in England.