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Italian public broadcaster Rai acquired the exclusive rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan at a two-thirds reduction in value from the previous edition after a long stand-off between the company’s internal departments.

Telco Spark acquired rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup last week, outbidding Sky New Zealand in a deal which could shake up the country’s media-rights market.

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has acquired rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup after taking up an option in its deal for the 2015 tournament, TV Sports Markets understands.

Sky Italia’s acquisition last week of the rights to this year’s Rugby World Cup will give the broadcaster a second high-profile, low-cost sports event around which it can build a marketing campaign in late summer.

The bidding for the rights for the competitions of European Professional Club Rugby, the new European governing body for club rugby, is set to be a battle between incumbent rights-holders Pitch International and the IMG Media agency.

Federal television channel Peretz has acquired rights in Russia to the 2015 Rugby World Cup national team tournament.

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has issued a tender to pay-television operators for the sublicensing of a rights package to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, according to L’Equipe.

Kick-off times for matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England have been rescheduled in order to tap into a broader global television audience, organisers of the international rugby union tournament have confirmed.

Commercial broadcaster TV3 has acquired the Irish rights to the 2015 Rugby World Cup national team tournament, it was confirmed today.

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