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Premiership Rugby, operator of the top division of English rugby union, is entering the final season of its domestic rights deal with BT with no clear plan for the forthcoming cycle after rejecting a robust renewal offer, industry sources told SportBusiness Media.

Increasing the number of live Premiership Rugby matches broadcast had an “immediate and tangible” impact on its international distribution and income, according to the league’s commercial director Dominic Hayes.

The English Premiership has at least quadrupled in value and significantly increased its coverage in sub-Saharan Africa, taking advantage of competition between pay-television broadcasters

Interview with Dominic Hayes, Premiership Rugby’s commercial director, about new deals in sub-Saharan Africa for the top-tier rugby union league

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport renewed its rights to English Premiership Rugby last week, paying a strong increase in rights fee.

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport is to broadcast all Premiership Rugby matches played behind closed doors this season and will offer free access to club season ticket holders until at least the end…

This Saturday’s Premiership Rugby final will be shown domestically only on pay-television broadcaster BT Sport after talks broke down between the rights-holder and UK public-service broadcaster the BBC.

BT Sport has struck a deal with Premiership Rugby that will see it air every game that is played behind closed doors for the rest of the season after the league’s resumption.

Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More Entertainment has agreed a deal to show live coverage of Premiership Rugby, England’s top division of club rugby union, in the Scandinavian country for the first time.

Features

Interview with Dominic Hayes, commercial director at Premiership Rugby, on the league’s six-season media rights deal with UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport

The UK rights to the Top 14, French rugby union’s top league, enjoyed a strong increase in value in last week’s deal with pay-television broadcaster BSkyB.

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

Clubs are real winners from BT-Sky sharing deal for European rugby

News UK adds top rugby clips for its stable of newspapers

Why Premiership Rugby looked no further than 'expert' partner Pitch for its international sales contract

Premiership Rugby: Why it’s the right time to launch an international club sevens tournament