Advanced Television


Japan Rugby Football Union chooses M2A Media

M2A Media, specialists in cloud-based video solutions, has announced that The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) has chosen M2A Media to transition its live video workflows to the public cloud. JRFU is the governing body for rugby union in Japan, organising all domestic and international matches for the Japanese national team.  Following a decision to […]

January 19, 2023

TF1 Rugby World Cup deal with France Télévisions, M6

France’s TF1 group has entered into a sub-licensing deal with the France Télévisions and M6 groups for the screening of 28 matches from the Rugby World Cup 2023, which takes place in France from September 8th to October 28th. Thanks to the deal, French viewers to watch the entire tournament free of charge. TF1, the […]

January 12, 2023

Mediawan’s Le Stade on Paramount+

Paramount+ has announced that its local original Le Stade (‘The Stadium‘) is debuting on the platform in France this year. Through a partnership with Mediawan, the independent European studio, season 1 of the original docu-series is premiering on Paramount+ in France on December 22nd, followed by other international markets in 2023. The second season has […]

December 21, 2022

AE Live graphics for 3 major sports championships

AE Live, a provider of graphics and data solutions, is delivering a range of broadcast graphics for three major professional rugby and cricket championship tournaments this autumn: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, 16th October to 13th November; Rugby League World Cup 2021, 15th October to 19th November and the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021, […]

November 15, 2022

World Rugby, IMG extend partnership

World Rugby and IMG have extended their exclusive partnership to manage and license the video archive for the international federation’s flagship competitions until 2024. The agreement will include all archive footage from both past and upcoming tournaments, including the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens […]

November 2, 2022

World Rugby acquires RugbyPass

World Rugby has acquired Rugby Pass and its global stable of digital properties as part of a wide-ranging rights deal with Sky New Zealand. RugbyPass is a destination for rugby fans across the globe, with comprehensive rugby news, analysis, shows, highlights, podcasts, documentaries, fixtures and results, and more, and currently has a combined monthly audience […]

October 10, 2022

Sport 24 signs Rugby World Cup deal

IMG’s inflight and in ship sports channel, Sport 24, has announced a deal with World Rugby to broadcast Rugby World Cup 2021 (to be played in 2022) and Rugby World Cup 2023. Sport 24 will deliver live coverage from both international tournaments to airlines and cruise ships across the world. The deal will kick-off with […]

October 7, 2022

Heineken Champions Cup on ITV

European club rugby will be shown free to air on ITV under a new deal that will see live coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup shown from this season. ITV will broadcast one match per round, including the Final, of the world’s biggest international club rugby competition – which is entering its 28th year – […]

October 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BT Sport extends Heineken Champions Cup rights

BT Sport will continue to broadcast every game from the Heineken Champions Cup after agreeing a new multi-year partnership with EPCR. As lead broadcaster in the UK and Ireland since 2015, BT Sport will continue to televise the pool and knockout stages of Europe’s premier club competition until the conclusion of the 2023/24 season, plus […]

October 5, 2022

FITE lands Rugby World Cup rights

The Rugby League World Cup – delayed in 2021 as a result of the pandemic – will be available to watch on the FITE platform in a number of territories around the globe. The pinnacle event of the Rugby League, contested every four years, RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with […]

October 5, 2022By Nik Roseveare