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England's home test matches against the United States and Canada next month will be broadcast on UK terrestrial television following a deal between the Rugby Football Union and free-to-air broadcaster…

Telco BT and the Rugby Football Union have finalised a domestic broadcast deal for the climax to this season’s Premier 15s, the English women’s top-tier rugby union competition.

Telco BT has secured domestic rights to the climax of this season’s top-tier English women’s Premier 15s rugby union competition, SportBusiness understands.

The Rugby Football Union is actively seeking a domestic broadcaster for the top-tier women’s Premier 15s league.

Premiership Rugby’s plan to halt relegation and grow its league to 13 clubs next season has been put on hold due to opposition from pay-television broadcaster BT Sport, its domestic broadcast rights-holder.

The Rugby Football Union is keen to maintain a balance in offering coverage of the England national rugby union team via free-to-air and pay-television platforms, according to chief executive Steve Brown.

England’s Rugby Football Union has said it will provide live streaming of games from new women’s league the Premier 15s.

French telco Altice signalled its intent to bid aggressively for sports rights late last month, teaming up with RDA TV to buy international Premiership Rugby rights.

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has reached a five-year agreement with the Rugby Football Union to show highlights from all of England’s autumn international Test matches.

UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has moved to solidify its position as a broadcaster of top-class rugby union through two big deals.

The Rugby Football Union, the governing body of rugby union in England, has extended a rights deal with UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB.

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

Senior executives from UK pay-television broadcasters BT Sport and BSkyB are open to a potential deal to share broadcast coverage of European club rugby union’s top tournament, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

UK pay-television broadcasters BSkyB and BT Sport were in advanced talks yesterday (Thursday) evening over a proposed deal to share broadcast coverage of European club rugby union’s top tournament, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.