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Rugby World Cup 2023 on Starzplay

August 23, 2023

By Nik Roseveare

Starzplay has secured the exclusive MENA broadcast rights for the Rugby World Cup 2023 which takes place in France from September 8th to October 28th. The service will stream all 48 matches live and exclusive to rugby fans across the region.

Starzplay launched its sports service last August and has already acquired a line-up of world class sport including Serie A, Coppa Italia, World Championship boxing, UFC, ICC events, NBA League Pass and now Rugby World Cup 2023 – the third biggest sporting event in the world.

On September 1st, Starzplay will launch Starzplay Sports Rugby World Cup, a streaming pop-up channel dedicated to the tournament showcasing all live matches, previews, highlights, news, stories from across the tournament as well as classic matches.

Andy Warkman, Head of Sport at Starzplay said “We are thrilled to be streaming Rugby World Cup 2023 exclusively across MENA. This deal further cements our commitment to bring world class sport to Starzplay. We are looking forward to delivering our extensive Rugby World Cup coverage to fans and working with World Rugby to grow the sport in the region.”

Alan Gilpin, World Rugby CEO, added: “We are delighted to partner with Starzplay to showcase Rugby World Cup 2023 in a rapidly-growing rugby market.  This collaboration reflects our shared vision of expanding the reach and popularity of rugby in the region, by making the sport more relevant and more accessible to more people. With Starzplay’s commitment to delivering comprehensive and fan-friendly coverage of rugby’s showcase event, we are confident that France 2023 will be the most memorable and accessible for rugby enthusiasts across MENA.”

Starzplay’s live coverage kicks off on September 8th with the opening ceremony followed by France vs New Zealand in the tournament opener.

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