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Autumn Nations Series on TNT Sports

The 2024 Autumn Nations Series will see the best of northern hemisphere rugby hosting 21 fixtures against teams from across the world this November, with rugby fans in the UK and Ireland able to watch all the action live on TNT Sports and discovery+. This year’s Autumn Nations Series kicks off on November 2nd with […]

April 8, 2024

TNT Sports renews Premiership Rugby deal

TNT Sports in the UK & Ireland will remain the home of Gallagher Premiership Rugby after Warner Bros Discovery reached agreement to broadcast every game of the competition from the 2024-25 season.The new deal with Premiership Rugby will see all 93 matches – including the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Play-Offs and Final – on TNT Sports […]

March 21, 2024

TNT Sports secures rights to HSBC SVNS

TNT Sports has announced a new addition to its rugby portfolio by securing live rights to screen the HSBC SVNS – rugby sevens’ annual global tournament – in the UK and Ireland on a two-year deal until the end of the 2025 season. With three rounds of the 2023-24 series completed, the first broadcast of […]

February 20, 2024

BBC scores Super League TV rights deal

BBC Sport has secured a three-season deal with Rugby League Commercial to broadcast live Super League matches. Super League fans across the UK can watch 15 live matches set to be broadcast throughout the season across free-to-air platforms. A total of 10 matches will be available for viewing on BBC TV and BBC iPlayer, including […]

February 7, 2024

Rugby World Cup 2023 most viewed rugby event ever

The Rugby World Cup 2023 in France was the most viewed rugby event of all time. The tournament achieved 1.33 billion viewing hours (VH) across all programming on linear and non-linear broadcast, making it 30 per cent more viewed than England 2015 as the last Rugby World Cup in the northern hemisphere (1.01 billion VH) […]

January 30, 2024

URC TV chooses Simplestream

URC TV – an OTT sports streaming service created as a partnership initiative between the United Rugby Championship and RTÉ – has chosen Simplestream as a technology partner to power its new offering on the back of a flexible architecture, and new applications for Android and iOS, distributed globally. The OTT service provides fans with […]

January 17, 2024

Premier Sports takes business back from Viaplay

Premier Sports will be returning to the UK in early 2024, subject to competition approval, having agreed to take back control of the business which was sold to Viaplay Group in July 2022. Premier Sports’ offering of content will continue to be delivered via the same channels on Sky and Virgin. Customers preferring to stream […]

November 29, 2023

Viaplay UK to air EPCR Challenge Cup 2023/24

European Challenge Cup rugby will be live on Viaplay across the UK once again this season with four live games to open the new season of EPCR competition which kicks off on December 8th. The 2023/24 EPCR Challenge Cup will feature 18 rugby clubs across seven rugby nations; eight from URC (United Rugby Championship), six […]

November 29, 2023

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

TNT Sports adds Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby

Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby will be shown on TNT Sports in a new agreement that will see more than 20 matches broadcast live on linear and digital platforms this season. The multi-year deal kicks off on TNT Sports 1 and discovery+ on November 18th when Sale Sharks visit Bristol Bears. TNT Sports’ coverage of Premiership […]

November 8, 2023