EPCR Court International TV Broadcasters

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10 November 2017

EPCR has launched a tender process for the distribution of international broadcast rights for the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup for a four-year period, starting in 2018/19.

Proposals have been invited from agencies and broadcasters for rights split into two distinct packages: live matches and highlights.

This tender process excludes rights to broadcast in United Kingdom, Ireland and France as these territories were allocated earlier in 2017. EPCR reserved the opportunity to offer free-to-air rights in these territories at a later date.

The tender process will be managed by The Sports Consultancy who have worked with EPCR on a wide range of commercial and strategic projects including the bidding and appointment of the 2018 and 2019 Finals host cities. The company is also advising World Rugby on the tender process to host the RWC2023.

Owing to their strategic importance, individual bids are being accepted for rights in the USA, New Zealand, Canada and Japan. EPCR advises that bids will be welcome for one or more of the following territories:

• Global (excluding France, UK and Ireland, and USA)

• Europe (excluding France, UK and Ireland)

Middle East and North Africa



Latin and South America

• USA only

• Japan only

• New Zealand only

• Canada only

See also...

BT Sport Take European Cup Rights In UK And Ireland

Free-To-Air Focus For EPCR

BT Sport Exploring Free-To-Air Options

Rugby's Television Rights Going Through The Roof

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