World Rugby

World Rugby is increasingly looking to unbundle commercial rights to the women’s game, following similar steps taken by Fifa and Uefa in recent years, but believes that bundled rights deals “still make sense” in certain markets.

France 2023 was the most-watched Rugby World Cup of all time, governing body World Rugby declared today (Tuesday). The tournament, won by South Africa, achieved 1

SportBusiness Media takes a deep dive into the numbers driving the commercial success of the Rugby World Cup.

Revamped content formats and platforms are at the heart of World Rugby’s push to change the game’s image over the course of the tournament, and it hopes that RugbyPass TV, its revamped D2C OTT service, can play its part in the reconnection.

World Rugby has moved to plug gaps in the sport's global reach through the launch of free streaming platform RugbyPass TV in time for next month's Rugby World Cup

The forthcoming Rugby World Cup in France is to be streamed exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) by Starzplay, the subscription video-on-demand OTT service in the region

Sky New Zealand has announced that 12 matches from the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be simulcast on news platform Stuff, with the pay-television operator appearing to favour the tie-up plus coverage on its…

Tributes have been received from across the sports industry for Chris Synnott, World Rugby’s head of broadcast and media rights, following his recent passing at the age of 51.

Richard Heaselgrave has left his role as chief revenue and fan engagement officer at World Rugby just over 18 months after taking up the post, SportBusiness understands

French media group L'Équipe has acquired rights to the this year's Fifa Under-20 World Cup and World Rugby Under-20 Championship in separate deals with football and rugby union’s world governing bodies.

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ and telecoms operator Virgin Media have acquired rights to this year’s men’s Rugby World Cup, which will take place in France.

Broadcast rights to the Rugby World Cup have once again been split in Japan across free-to-air and pay television in deals for this year’s tournament with NHK, Nippon TV and J Sports.

Indian digital sports media platform FanCode has acquired exclusive streaming rights for the men's and women's 2023 World Rugby Sevens Series

BeIN Sports fought off competition from rugby-focused Premier Sports Asia to renew its rights in Southeast Asia for the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2023.

It is understood that World Rugby, aware that Sky NZ were determined to acquire the rights, initiated direct talks with the broadcaster without a tender.

Nine secured rights to the 2023 Men’s Rugby World Cup and the 2022 Women’s Rugby World Cup at a slight decrease, reflecting of the waning popularity of rugby union in the country.

World Rugby has renewed an agreement with IMG for the agency to exclusively manage and license the video archive for its flagship competitions until 2024

World Rugby has acquired the RugbyPass digital media platform as part of a seven-year media rights deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand