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The British & Irish Lions tour docu-series on ITV

The British & Irish Lions, in conjunction with The South African Rugby Union, will release a three-part behind-the-scenes documentary of the 2021 British & Irish Lions Series on ITV. The documentary series, called Two Sides, tells the story of both the Lions and Springboks during the first Tour to South Africa since 2009. The documentary […]

June 15, 2022

Vodafone tech partner for Rugby League World Cup

Vodafone will be the official Technology Partner for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021). The tournament, which was postponed due to the pandemic, is set to take place in England later this year and will be the first time the RLWC encompasses the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions, within a singular event, across 61 […]

June 9, 2022

United Rugby Championship quarter finals live on Premier Sports

Four huge games of rugby featuring the top eight clubs in the United Rugby Championship will be live on Premier Sports this weekend with quarter final drama set to thrill rugby fans from across Northern and Southern hemispheres. It’s a big week of live sports coverage on Premier Sports as alongside this weekend’s top-billing rugby action from […]

June 1, 2022

Synamedia, AMD help deliver UK 8K broadcast

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced that its VIVID Compression platform, powered by AMD EPYC 7763 processors, distributed BT Sport’s 8K-UHD broadcast of the Saracens vs. Bristol Bears Gallagher Premiership Rugby on March 26th. This accomplishment was the UK’s first live 8K home broadcast of a top-tier sporting event delivered in 8K using […]

April 14, 2022

beIN wins rights to World Rugby Sevens in 25 countries

beIN Sports has announced a broadcast deal with World Rugby covering the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the remainder of the 2022 Series and the full 2023 Series. The agreement also includes rights to Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022. The deal means that beIN will be the only place to watch World Rugby’s sevens […]

April 7, 2022

Allianz Premier 15s on BT Sport, iPlayer

The RFU has announced that the Allianz Premier 15s final at Sixways Stadium will be broadcast live on BT Sport, and BBC iPlayer. The top four teams in the competition will progress to semi-final play-offs, played at the home ground of the top two teams on May 22nd (broadcast live on BT Sport 2, BBC […]

April 5, 2022

Sky Sports extends SANZAAR rights

Sky Sports has secured an extension to the broadcast rights to rugby union from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina. The agreement provides viewers with at least 150 fixtures a year headlined by the top club and international matches from the southern hemisphere until 2025, including Home Nations Summer Tours, The Rugby Championship, Super […]

March 16, 2022

NRL on SPORT1

SPORT1+ has added NRL rugby to its lineup. The new season of the Australian NRL Telstra Premiership, which starts on March 10th, will usually be covered by three live broadcasts on each matchday. In addition to the regular season, the Finals Series and the Grand Final at the beginning of October will also be shown […]

March 8, 2022

No Woman No Try on Prime Video

No Woman No Try, a confronting documentary about the current status of gender, ethnicity and sexual equality within women’s rugby, will premiere exclusively on Prime Video worldwide, on March 25th. No Woman No Try explores gender inequality through the lens of rugby and the women and men championing change across the sporting community. Professional rugby […]

March 4, 2022

Court sides with RDA in rugby rights ruling

Level has successfully defended RDA Television’s (RDA) right to terminate its Media Rights Agreement with European Professional Club Rugby (ECPR). EPCR is the organiser of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. RDA had originally signed an agreement with EPCR on May 11th 2018 to cover the next four seasons, until […]

March 3, 2022