Rugby

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has acquired rights to the upcoming international rugby union match between the Barbarians and Argentina.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be shown in host nation Japan by broadcasters J Sports, NHK and Nippon TV. The deals – announced today – were struck by the Dentsu agency. In N

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has further grown its rugby union portfolio with the acquisition of rights to Ireland’s autumn internationals.

The Pro14 and its international media rights distributor, the RDA agency, have secured deals with multiple broadcasters covering 30 territories.

Pan-African pay-television broadcaster Kwesé Sports has agreed a strategic partnership with media relations consultancy APO Group that is designed to raise the profile of rugby union throughout the continent.

DAZN, the OTT service operated by digital sports media company Perform, has secured rights in Italy to the Pro14 cross-border rugby union league as it unveiled its full line-up for its launch in the country

Pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has appointed UK production company Sunset+Vine as its partner in delivering its new contract for the Pro14 cross-border rugby union league
USA

Sports-streaming service FloSports has reached an agreement with international sports broadcaster Eleven Sports to distribute a programming feed of a range of events to its subscribers in the United States

Pay-television broadcaster Eir Sport has today (Thursday) become the new home of the Pro14 in Ireland, with the cross-border rugby union league stating the three-season deal represents a “quantum leap” for the competition.

US media company Discovery Communications has extended its deal for exclusive Italian rights to the Six Nations national team rugby union tournament.