Rugby fans in Fiji will be able to enjoy comprehensive
free-to-air coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2019 now that Fiji TV
has been confirmed as a rights-holding broadcaster.
Under the deal, Fiji TV will screen all 48
matches from rugby’s showcase event, including all of Fiji’s
matches, the knockout matches and the Rugby World Cup final.
The deal extends Fiji TV’s long association with
Rugby World Cup, stretching back to 1999 and adds to their strong
portfolio of World Rugby rights, including Rugby World Cup Sevens
2018, the men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the
World Rugby U20 Championship.
Fiji are currently ninth in the World Rugby
Rankings and will compete in Pool D alongside Australia, Wales,
Georgia and Uruguay.
World Rugby Chairman, Sir Bill Beaumont, said, "We
are delighted to be appointing Fiji TV as rights-holding
broadcaster for Rugby World Cup 2019. They are long-standing
supporters of rugby, and with the matches taking place in a favourable timezone, I am sure that Fijians will be out in force
to cheer on their team and support the tournament.”
Under the deal, Fiji TV has sub-licensing rights
for the Pacific, including the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea,
Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.
Fiji TV Chief Executive Officer Karen Lobendahn
said: “Fiji TV is once again delighted to be able to secure the
official broadcast rights for Rugby World Cup, and is positive it
will receive the viewership it deserves. Coming from a
rugby-crazed nation, this is a positive investment for the
company, and I believe that we will not only give value to our
sponsors, but give the viewers compelling content to watch.”
Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
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,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.
Rugby World Cup,