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URC goes free-to-air in Italy with Mediaset deal

Dewaldt Duvenage of Benetton in action during the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup final on June 19, 2021 (Photo by Roberto Bregani/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Rugby union’s cross-border United Rugby Championship will be showcased on free-to-air television in Italy thanks to an agreement announced this afternoon (Tuesday) with commercial broadcaster Mediaset.

Rights to the competition, previously known as the Pro14, were held in Italy by subscription OTT broadcaster DAZN up until the end of last season.

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