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PTO names Sky Sports’ Turner as Head of Broadcast

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has appointed multi-award winning director and producer Martin Turner as Head of Broadcast. Turner’s appointment  follows the successful global broadcast of the inaugural Collins Cup earlier this year, which Turner executive produced alongside host broadcaster, Film Nova. Modelled after golf’s Ryder Cup, The Collins Cup is a competition between USA, […]

October 6, 2021

URC, RTÉ launch global streaming service

RTÉ and United Rugby Championship (URC) have launched URC TV, a new global streaming service offering fans around the world the opportunity to watch games live and on-demand, and follow their team home or away. URC TV will be a single destination for fans to watch all 151 games when and where they want, with […]

September 17, 2021

BBC Cymru Wales, BBC NI score rugby rights

Ulster Rugby returns to BBC Northern Ireland this season with live coverage of six of the province’s home matches in the inaugural United Rugby Championship. The new three-year broadcast deal will also see the introduction of a new weekly TV programme – The Ulster Rugby Show – featuring a line-up of special guests and pundits […]

August 31, 2021

Red Star Belgrade signs with Recast

Rugby fans globally will now be able to tune into Recast to watch exclusive content from Rugby League Club, Red Star Belgrade. The Serbian team has chosen to go direct-to-consumer with the OTT solution in a bid to transform its digital and video consumption strategy, maximising their revenue from clips, highlights and match day content.  […]

July 27, 2021

STARZPLAY carriage deal with Premier Sports

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD service, has announced the expansion of its sports portfolio with the signing of a carriage deal with Premier Sports to exclusively stream the upcoming Lions Rugby Tour in the MENA region. Premier Sports acquired the broadcast rights to the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa in the MENA […]

July 1, 2021

Sky Sports launching The Lions pop-up channel

Sky Sports has announced a full schedule of programming and pop-up channel for its coverage of the British & Irish Lions 2021 Castle Lager Series in South Africa – complete with archive footage, documentaries and exclusive behind the scenes content, in addition to five Lions warm-up games and the three Test matches. The Sky Sports […]

June 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Foxtel, beIN Sports extend rights deal

The Foxtel Group and beIN Sports have announced an extension to their partnership with a new multi-year agreement providing coverage of the best in European football, Northern Hemisphere rugby and international tennis to watch on Foxtel and stream on Kayo. beIN Sports will continue to deliver premium football, tennis and rugby content including: Football – […]

June 28, 2021

Toulouse v La Rochelle on Premier Sports

The grand finale to French Rugby’s TOP 14 Championship will be shown live on Premier Sports tonight (June 25th) as Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle look to secure an historic win over one of the most successful teams in French rugby history – Toulouse (Live coverage on Premier Sports 1 from 7.30pm). With extended Premier Sports coverage for UK […]

June 25, 2021

Super6 fixtures live on FreeSports

Scottish Rugby has confirmed that every Sunday fixture in the second season of the FOSROC Super6 competition will be televised live on free-to-air television by the competition’s new broadcast partner, FreeSports. FreeSports will broadcast 11 matches in the FOSROC Super6 exclusively live on TV, and on the online FreeSports Player, within the UK and Ireland. […]

June 23, 2021

United Rugby Championship on Premier Sports

UK sports broadcaster Premier Sports will show every game live and host more than 100 exclusive rugby fixtures in the new look United Rugby Championship with coverage from every round across five elite rugby nations – Ireland, Italy, Wales, Scotland and South Africa. Premier Sports has also been awarded TV rights for the Republic of Ireland for the first time in […]

June 21, 2021