European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR)

European Professional Club Rugby’s global media rights revenue is set to decline from the 2022-23 season, as market-specific headwinds and the sport of rugby union’s wider struggles take their toll on the property.

European Professional Club Rugby has begun the process of appealing the award of a six-figure-euro sum to RDA after their international rights deal collapsed in 2020.

Pay-per-view streaming platform LIVENow has acquired streaming rights in various international territories to rugby union’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals later this month.

Italian pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has agreed a two-year broadcast deal for rights to European Professional Club Rugby competitions

European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), the organising body of rugby union’s Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup, has created an over-the-top streaming platform to service fans in c…

Format changes implemented to the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) include elements that the organising body is looking to introduce during the next commercial…

Public-service broadcaster France Télévisions has enhanced its coverage of European club rugby union competition the Champions Cup through an expanded agreement covering at least the three seasons spanning 20…

Sports streaming service FloSports has acquired rights in the Middle East and North Africa to European club rugby union competitions the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup

New Zealand telco Spark has struck a four-season deal for rights to European rugby union’s Champions Cup, from 2018-19 to 2021-22.

European Professional Club Rugby has agreed four media-rights deals in recent weeks which it hopes will increase the exposure of its competitions.

Rugby union experts expect the value of international media rights to Europe’s club competitions to decline in any new deal, with a tender covering a new cycle issued this week.

European Professional Club Rugby increased the value of its media rights in France by about 50 per cent late last month from deals with beIN Sports and France Télévisions.

Strong competition is expected between France’s main pay-television broadcasters for Uefa Champions League, Formula One and European rugby rights, with all three properties currently on the market.

France Télévisions last week agreed a deal covering the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, taking European Professional Club Rugby to a strong rights fee from the French market.

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports easily beat its main rival Canal Plus to land rights to European rugby’s new club tournaments, adding evidence to claims that the previously intense competition between the two broadcasters is cooling.

IMG Media’s acquisition of the international rights to European club rugby was due to be confirmed late this week. The deal was reported exclusively in the last issue of TV Sports Markets.

The IMG Media agency today (June 13, 2014) confirmed a deal to distribute global media rights to European club rugby's new elite tournaments, run by European Professional Club Rugby.

Read here TV Sports Markets' report from two weeks ago on how IMG won the bidding war with rival agencies to land the rights.

The structure of the two new European club rugby competitions, the Rugby Champions Cup and the Rugby Challenge Cup, beginning in the 2014-15 season