Rugby Union

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.

An average audience of 7.6 million viewers watched the final match of this year’s Six Nations tournament between France and Scotland on French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions.

The Welsh Rugby Union has said that ensuring Wales’ Six Nations matches remain live on free-to-air television in the Welsh language is a “red line” in ongoing discussions over the UK broadcast rights from …

French public-service broadcaster France Télévisions benefitted from late drama during the France versus Wales Six Nations match on Saturday evening, attracting a peak audience of just over 7 million v…

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has held on to one of its flagship properties in France by retaining rights to French rugby union’s Top 14, paying an increase of about 17 per cent on its previous deal.

World Rugby, the international governing body for rugby union, is in the midst of a media rights invitation to tender in Australia, one of its most lucrative markets, and will invite broadcasters to submit…
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Major League Rugby has partnered with global rugby union content platform RugbyPass to create the free streaming and digital content service The Rugby Network ahead of the 2021 season.

England’s 23-20 victory over France in rugby union’s Six Nations on Saturday was watched by a peak audience of 8.2 million viewers on French public-service broadcaster France 2.

World Rugby has reached an agreement with Rugby Australia to stream live coverage of the Super Rugby Australia competition in selected markets, including the UK and Ireland

An experimental deal between New Zealand Rugby and digital platform RugbyPass has underscored the difficulty the Sanzaar alliance and its member rugby unions have had selling international rights for the 2021-25 cycle.

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has held on to one of its flagship properties in France by retaining rights to French rugby union’s Top 14 from 2023-24 to 2026-27 in a deal worth an average of €…

The invitation to tender for domestic broadcast rights to French rugby union’s Top 14 is reported to have attracted bids from broadcasters including incumbent rights-holder Canal Plus and free-to-air d…

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 is close to further enhancing its sports rights portfolio by agreeing a deal for highlights of the British & Irish Lions rugby union series against South Africa, it…

Rugby union digital media platform RugbyPass will stream live coverage of New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa competition this year in 100 territories around the world, under a new deal with New Zealand…

Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment is said to be considering offering its streaming service Stan Sport directly to pubs and clubs via smart television apps, in an effort to ensure its Super Rugby…

Australian media group Nine Entertainment has announced an exclusive rights deal for the Japan Top League rugby union competition

France’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby has begun a search for a head of broadcast rights and content.