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  • BeIN Sport Granted Two More Years Of Catalans And Super League

    ... broadcast partner of Super League (Europe) for four years now and we look forward to the successful partnership continuing and ensuring the best of the sport is shown to a wider audience.” Commenting on the announcement, Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, said: “This new agreement strengthens beIN Sports France’s multisport portfolio and reaffirms beIN Sports as the home of rugby league. We are delighted to continue our partnership with The Rugby Football League and to sup...

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  • French Broadcasters In RWC 2015 Rights Agreement

    French broadcasters TF1 and Canal Plus have reportedly agreed on a shared television rights deal for the 2015 Rugby World Cup later this year. Reuters are reporting that free channel TF1 will sub-license the rights to 27 of the 48 matches to pay-TV network Canal Plus. All games involving France, plus the two semi finals and the final, will be shown on TF1. Reports suggest that the channel auctioned the rights to the additional games, with Canal Plus beating Qatar-owned channel beIN Sports with a...

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  • PRO12 Clubs To Qualify For Europe On Merit Alone

    Key changes to the qualification format for the Champions Cup will be introduced by EPCR next season in a move which will create a more streamlined pathway to participation in Europe's top flight. At the conclusion of 2017/18, the seven highest-ranked clubs from the Guinness PRO12 will qualify for the following season's Champions Cup regardless of their country of origin. This will replace the current format which requires that at least one club from each of Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales is...

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  • Value Of Club TV Rights Double In France

    At a critical time for european rugby, the value of club rugby union on TV has been re-defined by the LNR and Canal+. All rugby and Media channels have reported that the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), which runs the Top 14 and Rugby Pro D2 leagues in France, have signed a new five-year agreement with Canal+ worth a total amount of €355 million (approx £300m). In last minute wrangling, the option to put the television rights out to tender was suspended by the Top 14 last week, despite major i...

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  • Proctor Named RFU Independent Non-Exec Director

    President of GroupM and global Media and advertising industry expert, Dominic Proctor, has become the Rugby Football Union’s third independent non-executive director (INED). Proctor’s appointment for a three-year term sees the RFU Board reflecting a broad spectrum of business and finance skills. He joins existing INEDs Marks & Spencer Group plc CFO Helen Weir and John Lewis plc's former Group finance director Andy Cosslett. Cosslett was also formerly Fitness First CEO, non-execut...

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  • Telegraph Extends Deal With RFU

    The Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has extended its commercial partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to beyond the 2015 Rugby World Cup. TMG will become and official digital news channel to England Rugby and copies of the Telegraph will be available in corporate areas at Twickenham on match days. The Telegraph’s rugby team is headed up by Mick Cleary with frequent contributions from the likes of Will Greenwood, Brian Moore and Austin Healy. Managing director of sport at TMG, Keith...

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  • Perform Set To Acquire Opta In £40m Deal

    Perform Group is on the verge of purchasing the sports data company Opta for somewhere in the region of £40 million. The digital sports Media firm, which is responsible for Premiership Rugby TV and produces the top flight’s highlights show for ITV among other ventures, is preparing to take over Opta subject to “successful fundraising”. The Group has confirmed that it is looking to make the acquisition in an attempt to create a “leading player in the provision of sports data to the Media...

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  • RDA To Sell England And Super League International TV Rights

    Sports Media rights agency, RDA has been appointed as the exclusive agent for Betfred Super League’s international distribution rights (excluding UK, Ireland and France) via a deal agreed with global rights-owner Sky in a four season agreement covering 2018-21 inclusive. RDA has also acquired rights from the RFL for England’s three-test series against New Zealand played in England in autumn 2018. RDA’s efforts will focus on growing the global broadcast footprint for rugby league and revenu...

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  • Green Star Media Secures Investment

    Specialist digital publishing Group Green Star Media has secured a significant venture capital investment to support its growth strategy to acquire special interest magazines and websites. Chrysalis VCT, a leading venture capital trust, has taken an equity stake and provided loan finance, and will take a seat on the Green Star Media board. Green Star has also acquired Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin from AIM-listed Electric Word for an undisclosed sum.  The two sports performance c...

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  • Celerity Group Acquires JPA Worldwide

    Celerity Group , a multidisciplinary consultancy that was set up last April to provide services to sports and Media organisations, has announced its acquisition of JPA Worldwide, the rugby-specialist sports agency. JPA Worldwide, which was formed by Justin Paige following a management buy-out from World in Motion in December 2010, the company manages the likes of Dean Richards, Matt Stevens and Tom Croft (pictured), who will now be on the Celerity roster. Allan Reeves, chief executive at Celerit...

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