Rugby World Cup deal for Fijians

From left; Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Eroni Mawi, Mosese Voka, Toshio Hamato, Gen Fukushima of Japan Rugby and Serupepeli Vularika during the Webb Ellis Trophy visit to Fiji Rugby Union house early this year. Picture: JONA KONATACI

FIJI TV has once again been given broadcasting rights by World Rugby as fans will enjoy free to air coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in September.

Under the deal, Fiji TV will screen all 48 matches from Rugby’s showcase event including all of Fiji’s matches, the knockout matches and the Rugby World Cup final.

This also includes sublicensing rights within the Pacific Region.

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said Fiji TV were long standing supporters of rugby.

“We are delighted to be appointing Fiji TV rights holding broadcaster for Rugby World Cup 2019. They are long standing supporters of rugby and with the matches taking place in favorable time zones, I’m sure that Fijians will be out on force to cheer on their team and support the tournament,” said Beaumont.

Fiji TV chief executive officer Karen Lobendahn said the broadcasting rights will give views compelling content to watch.

“Fiji TV is once again delighted to be able to get the official broadcasting rights for the Rugby World Cup and is positive it will receive the viewership it deserves. Coming from a rugby crazed nation, this is a positive investment for the company and I believe that we will not only give value to our sponsors but give viewers compelling content to watch,” said Lobendahn.

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