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eir Sport and RTÉ Sign Sub-Licencing Agreement on Rugby World Cup 2019
22 Nov 2018 : Nathan Griffin
The tournament will be hosted in Japan.
eir sport and RTÉ have announced that a sub-licencing agreement has been reached between the two broadcasters in relation to Rugby World Cup 2019.

As the primary rights holder eir sport will broadcast all 48 games live, including all of Ireland’s matches, and a daily highlights show. The announcement sees RTÉ secure TV rights to broadcast 14 live matches.  This will include all of Ireland's games, all knockout stages and the final, as well as 16 nights of highlights.

RTÉ’s 14 live games and 16 nights of highlights will be broadcast free-to-air on RTÉ2 and also on RTÉ Player live and on-demand.  Beginning with Ireland v Scotland, all of Ireland’s pool games will be broadcast live as well as all knockout and final placing matches including the final on Saturday, November 2nd.

Speaking about the announcement, Susan Brady, Managing Director of eir sport said:

“There has never been such an exciting time in Irish rugby and, following the recent win against the All Blacks, we’re heading to Japan with a real chance of lifting the Webb Ellis Trophy.  eir sport will be there every step of the way with all 48 games live including every Ireland game and the knock out stages.   

“We are delighted to have come to this agreement with RTÉ which again shows the changing nature of the sports broadcasting landscape in Ireland where we’re happy to work together to give Irish sports fans the best possible choice and content.” 

Declan McBennett, Group Head of RTÉ Sport added

“The Rugby World Cup looks set to be a very exciting tournament next autumn and we are delighted to come to this agreement with eir sport to ensure that Irish audiences have a free-to-air front row seat to such significant games including all of Ireland’s games, the knockout stages and the final, on TV and online."

eir sport won the rights to the tournament back in 2016 as part of an extensive rugby offering which included last year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup, the annual U20 Championship and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens.  eir sport also broadcasts every game from the Guinness Pro 14 and the European Champions Cup through the eir sport pack, which is available for free to eir broadband customers.




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