Rugby World Cup 2019

Rugby World Cup breaks records with 857 million viewers

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has broken the record for the most-viewed rugby union tournament. According to governing body World Rugby, more than 857 million people watched the tournament from Japan. This represented a 26% increase from the tournament hosted in England in 2015. In terms of live audiences, 501 million people watched live – […]

NHK to broadcast Rugby World Cup in 8K 

Japanese broadcaster NHK is offering coverage of the upcoming Rugby World Cup in 8K. The tournament, which kicks off on September 20 and emanates from Japan, will be the first time that the sport will be produced in 8K.  Over the tournament, 28 and 23 camera plans will cover the action, rising to 34 cameras […]

NENT Group scores Rugby World Cup rights

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has secured the exclusive Nordic media rights to the Rugby World Cup 2019. The deal will see the broadcaster air every match from the tournament across the Nordic region on its Viaplay Service. The tournament takes place in Japan from September 20-November 2. Kim Mikkelsen, NENT Group head of sport: […]