US media company Discovery Communications has extended its deal for exclusive Italian rights to the Six Nations national team rugby union tournament.
The Rugby Football Union is keen to maintain a balance in offering coverage of the England national rugby union team via free-to-air and pay-television platforms, according to chief executive Steve Brown.
New Zealand public-service broadcaster TVNZ and telecommunications company Spark have been linked with a possible joint bid for the domestic rights to games organised by New Zealand Rugby, the governing body of rugby union in the country.
Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More Entertainment has agreed a deal to show live coverage of Premiership Rugby, England’s top division of club rugby union, in the Scandinavian country for the first time.
UK public-service broadcaster the BBC and pay-television broadcaster BT Sport have acquired live, non-exclusive rights to the Scotland national rugby union team’s 2017 autumn Test matches.
UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has agreed to stream part of its ‘Rugby Tonight’ rugby union magazine programme on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.
In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in Rugby, including a special focus into the Rugby World Cup.
Sky has filed a lawsuit in New Zealand’s High Court against media companies Fairfax, NZME and TVNZ, claiming that they breached copyright regulations in posting clips of the pay-television broadcaster’s rugby coverage on their websites.
French telecommunications company SFR-Numericable, through its Altice Media Group France division, has confirmed a deal to acquire rights for the Premiership, the top division of rugby union in England.