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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

BT Sport launching The Rugby’s On chat show

On June 17th, BT Sport will air the first episode of The Rugby’s On, a new chat show giving a humorous and informed take on the week’s news from the world of rugby. The Rugby’s On will be hosted comedian and Saracens fan Hal Cruttenden, alongside his guests, the former England and Lions back Ugo […]

June 17, 2021

Six Nations set to remain on FTA TV

The Six Nations rugby tournament is expected to remain on free-to-air television, with the rights being shared between BBC and ITV. The Six Nations organisers have been in talks with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon who were each seeking to secure the broadcast rights to the tournament, which would see matches put behind a […]

May 20, 2021

British Lions return to terrestrial TV on Channel 4

Live coverage of The British & Irish Lions will return to terrestrial television for the first time in nearly 30 years with Channel 4’s broadcast of the Vodafone Lions 1888 Cup against Japan next month. In addition to live coverage of the pre-Tour Test match against Japan from BT Murrayfield on June 26th, Channel 4 […]

May 13, 2021

Ireland: Virgin, RTÉ to share Six Nations

Six Nations Rugby has commenced joint long form contract discussions with Irish broadcasters Virgin Media Television and RTÉ having agreed a joint proposal in principle. It is planned that an agreement will ensure all three Six Nations Championships (Men’s Guinness Six Nations, Women’s Six Nations and Men’s Under 20’s tournaments) enjoy unprecedented coverage in the […]

May 11, 2021

Allianz Premier 15s final on BT Sport

The RFU has confirmed details for the 2020/21 Allianz Premier 15s final, which will be live on BT Sport 1. The showpiece event will take place at Kingsholm, the home of Gloucester Rugby, on May 30th (kick-off 4pm, with BT Sport coverage on air between 3.45pm and 6.30pm). The fixture will also see the return […]

May 11, 2021

BT retains Premiership Rugby rights

Despite suggestions that the multiplay telco was set to lose its rights amid rumours of disagreement over price, BT Sport and Premiership Rugby have renewed their longstanding broadcast partnership and BT Sport will continue as the home of Gallagher Premiership Rugby in the UK for the next four years. BT Sport subscribers will continue to […]

December 21, 2020By Colin Mann