Rugby World Cup rights stay on ITV until 2023
ITV has won the rights to show the next two Rugby World Cups, with the announcement of a new broadcast rights deal lasting until 2023.
The two event deal announced over the weekend extends ITV’s long partnership with the Rugby World Cup. But the deal also includes this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup, as well as the World Rugby U20 Championship between 2017 and 2019.
All the action from the Japan 2019 and 2023 tournaments will be shown exclusively on free-to-air television to viewers in the UK.
Additionally, the Women’s Rugby World Cup, to be held this year in Ireland, and the World Rugby U20 Championship will be available for the first time on free-to-air television.