New Zealand’s uncompetitive media-rights market made life difficult for IMG’s sale of Rugby League World Cup rights.
Russian state broadcaster Channel One and Fijian commercial and pay-television broadcaster Fiji TV have acquired rights to the world welterweight title fight between boxing’s pound-for-pound superstars Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union, has criticised the Fijian government for its handling of a recent dispute over media rights for the Sevens World Series.
Fiji TV’s deputy chairman of the board, Gary Callaghan, has resigned while chief executive Tevita Gonelevu and head of content Tanya Waqanika have been dismissed following the dispute surrounding the commercial broadcaster’s coverage of the Sevens World Series rugby union tournament.
World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union, has suspended its rights deal for the Sevens World Series with Fijian commercial broadcaster Fiji TV, according to the Stuff.co.nz website.
Fijian commercial broadcaster Fiji TV has said the country’s Communications Ministry is in talks with the International Rugby Board over the status of its rights deal for the IRB Sevens World Series following legislation that has been passed concerning the broadcasting of major events.
Fijian commercial broadcaster Fiji TV has acquired non-exclusive free-to-air rights and exclusive pay-television rights for the Fiji International golf tournament.