World Rugby has appointed Fox Sports as the Australian licensee for Rugby
World Cup 2019 broadcast and streaming rights, and Network 10 as
the free-to-air licensee in Australia.
Under the multi-platform deal
with Fox Sports, each of the 48 matches at Asia’s first Rugby
World Cup will be broadcast live on a dedicated Rugby World Cup
channel, which will also feature match previews, highlights,
review programmes and classic matches, as well as commentary and
analysis from renowned pundits and former players.
Foxtel sports subscribers will access
rugby for the first time in 4K Ultra HD, while for the first time,
Kayo sports subscribers will also be able to access Fox Sports coverage.
World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, said, "We are delighted to
be welcoming Fox Sports as rights holding broadcasters for Rugby
World Cup 2019. They are long-standing supporters of rugby in
Australia, broadcast innovators, and with all of the big matches
being shown in prime-time slots, will be a destination for
Australian sports fans in September, October and November."
Head of Fox Sports Peter Campbell, said, "Rugby World Cup 2019
is the biggest sports event this year, and the only place to see
all 48 games live and ad-break free during play is on Fox Sports. We will create history with every Rugby World Cup 2019 game
available to Foxtel sports subscribers and exclusively live in 4K
Ultra HD. This will provide a stunning viewing experience like
never before for sports fans. The modern Australian sports
fan has a rich tapestry of background and heritage. Whether
supporting the Wallabies or the All Blacks, England, Italy, South
Africa, the USA, Fiji, or Tonga and beyond, our coverage will be
for all fans no matter who you support. A global event like the
Rugby World Cup 2019 is for all, irrespective of our backgrounds
or sports’ code allegiance."
Network 10 will be Australia’s
the free-to-air home after securing broadcast and digital rights,
including live streaming and catch-up, to the biggest games of the
Under the agreement, fans in Australia will
enjoy 10 premium matches from Rugby World Cup live and free on
Network 10 and 10 Play, including every Australia match right up
to and including the final.
Beaumont added, "Free to air
access is important to World Rugby’s desire to make rugby and
Rugby World Cup as accessible as possible to rugby fans and new
audiences alike. This deal, bringing together Fox Sports and
Network 10, will guarantee unprecedented access to Asia’s first
Rugby World Cup and a tournament that promises to be the most
competitive to date."
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Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
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