Rugby Union

The United Rugby Championship, the rebranded cross-border tournament previously known as Pro14, has officially launched its URC TV global streaming service through a collaboration with Irish public-service…

Rugby union’s cross-border United Rugby Championship will be showcased on free-to-air television in Italy thanks to an agreement announced this afternoon (Tuesday) with commercial broadcaster Mediaset.

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has extended its Rugby World Cup rights deal to take in next year’s postponed edition of the women’s tournament in New Zealand, plus France’s staging of the men’s event i…

An outbreak of ‘streaming wars’ in Australia has injected life into a sports media rights market that this time last year looked threatened by a sharp decline.

The United Rugby Championship, the rebranded tournament previously known as Pro14, has agreed a deal for UK public-service broadcaster the BBC to show the tournament in Wales and Northern Ireland, as well…

Online retail giant Amazon has doubled down on its commitment to broadcasting rugby union in the UK in a deal to show the ‘Autumn Nations Series’.

The United Rugby Championship will increase its annual media rights income by about 30 per cent in its new four-season media rights cycle, despite a dramatic shift toward free-to-air broadcasters in key markets.

RugbyPass, the rugby union-focused global streaming service, is to broadcast live coverage of this year’s Steinlager Series, the series of rugby union internationals that will take place this month in N…

Subscription video-on-demand service StarzPlay has agreed a deal with rugby union-focused streaming platform Premier Sports to carry exclusive streaming coverage in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena)…
USA

NBC Sports has picked up exclusive United States media rights to the British & Irish Lions’ forthcoming rugby union tour to South Africa, with eight matches being aired live on NBCUniversal's streaming se…

South African public broadcaster the SABC has said that it will not broadcast the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa or the national team's home Tests against Georgia "due to rights restrictions…

The rugby union-focused streaming platform Premier Sports has secured exclusive broadcast rights across various Asian territories to the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour

Subscription broadcaster Premier Sports has retained rights in the UK to the United Rugby Championship, the rebranded tournament previously known as the Pro14, and expanded its agreement with the league…

France’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby has recruited François Cotiche from France’s Professional Football League (LFP) as its head of media rights and content.

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ and Irish-language broadcaster TG4 have agreed a four-year deal to share rights to the United Rugby Championship, the rebranded tournament previously known as the …

The British & Irish Lions and South Africa Rugby have appointed Whisper Cymru, part of live sports production company Whisper, to serve as the production partner for the upcoming series between the two s…

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus has kept its outlay steady in its renewal of rights in France to Sanzaar competitions from 2021 to 2025.