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Rugby World Cup

RugbyPass TV wins 350K+ subs during World Cup

In September, World Rugby partnered with Endeavor Streaming to launch the RugbyPass TV streaming service, bringing live and on-demand content of the 2023 Rugby World Cup directly to fans around the world. Since its launch, the platform has seen strong viewing figures and hit streaming milestones, attracting 350K+ subscribers and a total 1.7 million users […]

November 23, 2023

ITV reports growth in streaming, Studios

ITV has reported total revenue up 1 per cent at £2.97 billion (€3.4bn) in the first nine months of 2023 to September 30th, with growth in ITV Studios and M&E digital revenues offsetting the decline in linear advertising revenue. Total external revenue was flat at £2.53 billion. Carolyn McCall, ITV Chief Executive, commented: “ITV continues […]

November 8, 2023

ITV: 7.7m watch England v Fiji QF

ITV’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup quarter final between England and Fiji on October 15th peaked with 7.7 million viewers, with an average of 4.2 million and a 39 per cent audience share – with England going through to the semi-final on October 21st. The match coverage was the biggest audience for a quarter […]

October 17, 2023

TF1 scores rights for Rugby World Cup 2025, WXV

French broadcaster TF1 will show all the action from an expanded Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 being held in England, featuring 16 teams, including France who secured automatic qualification by finishing third in New Zealand last year. The deal, which extends the long-standing partnership between the sport’s global governing body and TF1, will also see […]

October 5, 2023

Premiership Women’s Rugby appoints IMG

Premiership Women’s Rugby (PWR) has appointed IMG to drive the development of its new digital and content channels strategy.  The partnership will focus on growing the digital audience for the Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby competition and the Allianz Cup and deepening the engagement of both Premiership Women’s Rugby and its clubs with fans in the […]

October 4, 2023

Taika Waititi’s Tour de Rugby on NZR+

Tour de Rugby – a new documentary series celebrating French culture and passion for rugby, starring Oscar-winning Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi – premieres today [September 5th) exclusively on the new NZR+ streaming platform. The six-part short-format series features Waititi, renowned as a passionate rugby fan, embark on a journey across the captivating landscapes of France, […]

September 5, 2023

Defender to sponsor ITV’s Rugby World Cup coverage

ITV has announced that the global partner of the Rugby World Cup tournament, Land Rover’s Defender, will be sponsoring this year’s coverage across ITV1, ITV4 and ITVX. The deal will see the brand take complete sponsorship of the coverage across the network during September and October, and is Land Rover’s third consecutive tournament with the […]

September 1, 2023

World Rugby, Endeavor Streaming launching RugbyPass TV

World Rugby, the governing body of Rugby Union, has partnered with Endeavor Streaming to expand its international media distribution with the launch of a free-to-air, global streaming service. The OTT platform, branded RugbyPass TV, marks the first time the federation has introduced its own, standalone service to stream its international competitions live to fans around […]

August 25, 2023

New Zealand Rugby launches NZR+ streaming platform

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has launched NZR+ a digital platform in partnership with has partnered with Endeavor Streaming, enabling fans to get closer to the Teams in Black through exclusive, behind the scenes content. NZR+ will kick off with two four-episode documentaries following the All Blacks and Black Ferns’ 2022 seasons. The Black Ferns Road […]

August 24, 2023

StarHub brings Rugby World Cup to Sports+

StarHub will streaming all matches from the Rugby World Cup 2023 from September 8th to October 28th. New and existing Sports+ customers in Singapore will not need to pay any extra to watch the competition. With a Sports+ Pass ($25.22/month with a two-year contract), they will have complete access to the Rugby World Cup 2023, […]

August 16, 2023