World Rugby

World Rugby, rugby union’s global governing body, has earned a strong increase in the value of its Rugby World Cup media rights in Latin America.

Strong commitments – in both financial and attention terms – offered by the RDA Television and IEC in Sports agencies persuaded World Rugby to eschew larger players in its search for a new distribution partner for its second-tier properties.

World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union, has appointed the RDA TV and IEC in Sports agencies to market the global television rights to its Sevens and Under 20 Championships.

World Rugby, the global governing body for rugby union, has teamed up with production company Engage Sports Media (ESM) to launch a new magazine programme.

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.

World Rugby, the new name for the International Rugby Board, the global governing body of rugby union, has launched a new video syndication platform as part of a revamp of its digital output.

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.

World Rugby, the sport’s governing body, exceeded expectations in a deal agreed earlier this month with pay-television operator Sky New Zealand for the rights to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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.

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