Sony Sports Network obtains media rights to Rugby World Cup 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023 will be broadcast on Sony Sports Ten 1, Sony Sports Ten 2, and Sony Sports Ten 5 networks in India.

One of the leading sports broadcasting entities, Sony Sports Network has acquired rights for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023, which is set to begin tomorrow, i.e. September 9 IST.

The competition will be broadcast on Sony Sports Ten 1, Sony Sports Ten 2, and Sony Sports Ten 5 networks in India.

For the second time ever, France will host the Rugby World Cup, which will take place at nine different locations around the nation. The tournament will be the 10th men’s Rugby World Cup, with France serving as the host nation once again following an important occurrence in 2007.

The final, which will take place on October 28, will be contested at the Stade de France in Paris. The most successful country in the event, New Zealand, will play the hosts, France, in the much-awaited opening match of the illustrious competition.

The Rugby World Cup features the finest rugby union national teams from across the world. The Rugby World Cup takes place every four years, with 20 countries competing for the prized trophy in France. South Africa, the defending champion, will battle against teams from New Zealand, France, Australia, Scotland, Tonga, Wales, and Namibia, among others.

Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution & International Business and Head, Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said, “Sony Sports Network is known as the premier destination for international marquee sporting events from across the world. The Rugby World Cup 2023 is the biggest and the most prestigious international rugby tournament in the world. Rugby in India has a dedicated following and this is the third successive edition of the Rugby World Cup tournament that we are broadcasting to serve fans in India.” 

Alan Gilpin, Chief Executive, World Rugby, said, “We are extremely pleased about the broadcast partnership with Sony Sports Network as the home of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in the Indian sub-continent. Audiences in the region will be offered outstanding and comprehensive coverage of our showcase tournament as they get to witness the tremendous strength, agility, and willpower on display during the tournament.”

On OTT, the prestigious tournament will be aired on India’s sports-focused live-streaming platform, FanCode.

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