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  • IRB Snaps Up Barnett From ESPN

    The International Rugby Board has appointed ESPN’s Murray Barnett as its new head of commercial, broadcast and marketing. Barnett, who will also fulfil the role for Rugby World Cup Limited, has over 20 years worth of experience in sports television and entertainment and will be tasked with contributing towards maximising the popularity and commercial appeal of rugby. The 42-year-old will be responsible for delivering the broadcast, marketing and digital media strategies and IRB chief executive...

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  • Toulon To Take On Chiefs?

    Could the Waikato Chiefs and Toulon be playing next February in an inaugural World Club Challenge match? Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal would definitely like to see it happen. Take a look at the ESPN article, via the link below.  http://www.ESPN.co.uk/heineken-cup-2013-14/rugby/story/196027.html...

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  • Podcast Interview With World Rugby's Murray Barnett

    ... Broadcast, Commercial and Marketing at World Rugby. Murray’s background is in TV. He first cut his teeth in the sports industry at the NBA, where he was International TV Coordinator, before going on to spend over a decade at sports broadcast giant ESPN, eventually heading Sports Channels and Syndication across EMEA.Murray joined World Rugby in 2013, and in his current position is responsible for driving forward and delivering the organisation’s broadcast, marketing and digital media s...

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  • Pay Days For RFU And ARU

    ... together with a number of other factors, will enable the governing body to be debt free by the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) will receive £750,000 from the Welsh Rugby Union for their game on November 30. To find out why, visit ESPN via the link below. Australia Collect £750,000 For Wales Match...

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  • BT Unveils Talent And Strategy To Take On Sky

    ... it hopes will be a recipe for success. The broadcaster, which has secured the rights to up to 69 live Aviva Premiership matches as well as French Top 14 and Sevens action, has enlisted the help of a number of key figures from the current teams at both ESPN and ITV and is hoping they will provide the right blend to compete with Sky. Craig Doyle will be the principal rugby presenter and he will be joined by Martin Bayfield, who works alongside him on ITV’s Premiership highlights programme at th...

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  • PRO12 In Good Health, Says Chief Executive

    RaboDirect PRO12 chief executive John Feehan has told ESPN the competition is in a good place, despite numerous setbacks this season. The tournament was at the centre of the European rugby row, had its number of teams in the new Rugby Champions Cup reduced and is losing title sponsor RaboDirect this summer but Feehan cites the confirmation of Italian clubs as equal partners, growing attendances and increased broadcasting as reasons to be positive. Attendances have grown steadily over the past th...

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  • ITV Renews Premiership Rugby Highlights Deal

    ... means highlights from the top flight of rugby union in England will continue to be broadcast on ITV and ITV4 until the end of the 2016-17 season, as well as live games being available to many people free on BT Sport. Mark Durden-Smith, who presented ESPN's Premiership coverage last season, will host the show this season and reporter Jill Douglas will also feature heavily in the programme. The financial value of the new broadcast deal has not been released but Premiership Rugby's commercial...

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  • Sky Leads the Way

    ...  Yes: 42%    No: 58% When you can't watch, do you follow on Facebook or twitter?   Facebook: 40%  Twitter: 30% No: 30% Do you use your club's online TV channel?   Yes: 20%  No: 80% Do you have a Sky subscription?  Yes: 70%  No: 30% Do you have an ESPN subscription? Yes: 62% No: 38% Do Sky air enough rugby to give you value for money? Yes: 46%  No: 54% Do you watch in HD and 3D when available? HD: 52% No: 48% ( 4% have watched in 3D) Rank these rugby broadcasters in order of preference...

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  • Hayes Fighting His Corner For Premiership Rugby

    ... matches played by Premiership teams in European competition for three years starting from 2014-15. Hayes considers the BT deal to be the most significant struck by Premiership Rugby in its 16-year history. “We’ve had a good few years with Sky and ESPN but what we’ve got now is a single broadcast partner that can lift the brand with significant marketing and promotion for Premiership Rugby,” Hayes tells Running Rugby. “We’ve seen a huge outdoor campaign, along with significant press...

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  • Barnett Leaves World Rugby For Formula One

    ... Barnett’s experience in working in global marketing, sales and programming is thought to be of great value to the new owners. See also... Rugby's Sponsorship Spend On The Rise Sevens Closing Gap But RWC Still Rules IRB Revenue Roost IRB Snaps Up Barnett From ESPN  ...

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