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  • Eurosport To Cover Italian Pro12

    Eurosport have become a broadcast partner of the Guinness PRO12 after securing exclusive rights to screen the championship in Italy and on the Eurosport Player. Viewing figures for the Guinness PRO12 have increased by 25 per cent this season and will be further boosted when Eurosport’s live coverage kicks off on November 25. Eurosport will broadcast Zebre Rugby’s visit to Ulster Rugby in Round 9, a game which will be available to viewers in Italy and across 40 countries in Europe and Asia. A...

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  • 6N Seals Deals With Discovery Italy, Rugby Pass and DAZN But Not Amazon....Yet

    The Six Nations’ TV broadcast brokers have been busy in the last week with announcement of a contract extension in Italy with Discovery Italy and wide-reaching agreements with OTT channels Rugby Pass for Asia and DAZN for Canada. Discovery Italy and Six Nations Rugby have renewed their exclusive TV rights agreement until 2021. All 15 matches will broadcast on the Italian network’s DMAX channel with live streaming also available on Discovery’s free OTT platform. Discovery has held the right...

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  • No Italian TV Deal Yet For Pro12

    Sportcal have reported that here is unlikely to be any live television coverage in Italy of this weekend’s matches from rugby union’s Guinness PRO12, after public-service broadcaster Rai decided against a renewed deal with the league. Rai signed an initial one-year deal covering the 2015-16 season of the competition that features teams from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy, but has not struck an agreement going forward. The contract, which included the option of an additional year and was...

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  • Discovery Invests In RugbyPass

    Discovery Communications has revealed that it has acquired a minority stake in RugbyPass, the digital content platform providing rugby action from across the globe to viewers in Asia. RugbyPass offers Super Rugby, Aviva Premiership, European Champions Cup, Rugby Championship and other international matches in rugby union and Super League and NRL content in rugby league and content from Discovery-owned Setanta Sports Asia will now also be available to RugbyPass subscribers. The platform was launc...

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  • Eurosport Extend Their PRO14 Coverage To 62 Countries

    Eurosport has secured the rights to show this season's Guinness PRO14 games involving Italian clubs in 62 countries and territories (up from 41 countries last season) across Europe and Discovery-owned Rugbypass and Setanta in Asia. Now in its second season as a broadcast partner of the competition, the agreement will see Eurosport and Eurosport Player show all home and selected away games – if locally produced - featuring Italian teams in the Guinness PRO14. Eurosport Italia will have exclusiv...

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  • Eurosport Wins Asian Six Nations Rights

    Eurosport has signed a new deal to expand its rights and broadcast the 2017 Six Nations Championship to fans across Asia. The coverage, which will also be made available across Eurosport owner Discovery’s wider portfolio including the OTT platform Rugby Pass, will now reach new territories such as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. The deal includes a range of exclusive rights and live and delayed multiplatform coverage and Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton is pleased with the...

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  • Italy Join Race For RWC 2023

    The Italian Rugby Federation has confirmed that Italy will bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, following the confirmation of the announcement schedule from World Rugby last week. The hosts of the 10th Rugby World Cup will be made ​​official in May 2017 and Italy have joined Ireland and South Africa in formally confirming their intention to bids, with an application also widely expected from the USA. Italian Rugby Federation president Alfredo Gavazzi said: "I am sure that today Italian...

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  • Pro12 Organisers Firm Up Broadcast Coverage

    The organisers of the Guinness Pro12, the renamed competition involving teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales, have firmed up more free-to-air television coverage for the forthcoming season but talks over a rights deal in Italy could go down to the wire again, reports Sportcal. TG4, the Irish-language broadcaster in the Republic of Ireland, and BBC Alba, the Gaelic-language channel in Scotland, have now come on board, with their fixtures for the first 13 rounds of the campaign set in sto...

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  • Italy Coach Calls For Italian Super League Team

    Italy Rugby League head coach Carlo Napolitano has urged the Rugby Football League (RFL) to explore the possibility of having an Italian team in Super League. Find out what Napolitano had to say via the link to the Sky Sports website below. Carlo Napolitano Urges RFL To Think About Super League In Italy...

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  • Italy Training Camp Halted Over Pay Dispute

    Italy’s first scheduled pre-World Cup training camp was cancelled this week due to a disagreement over bonuses but a settlement is close to being reached. The players convened in Villabassa for a camp that was supposed to last for three weeks on Sunday but refused to train or wear the appropriate kit as they wanted a match-by-match bonus scheme for their performances in the Rugby World Cup rather than the one-off payment proposed by the FIR. The president of the FIR, Alfredo Gavazzi, has now r...

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