RTE Win Ireland Brodcast Rights for 2011 Rugby WC

By Community | December 22, 2010

The free-to-air broadcast rights in Ireland to show the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand have been awarded to RTE Sport. The company will broadcast 13 live matches during the tournament which will include all of Ireland’s group matches, the opening game, all quarter and semi-finals, the third placed play-off and the final itself. The new deal will mean that the company will also carry the games on their online platform at RTE.ie, and live on RTE Radio.

The Rugby World Cup 2011 will commence from September 9 and run until the final on October the 23. The event will include 48 matches played out between 20 competing nations.

RTÉ’s group head of sport, Ryle Nugent stated: “The tournament showcases the best teams in the world and fans can look forward to following the Irish team’s progression every step of the way on all of RTÉ’s platforms. The awarding of these rights to RTÉ is recognition of the quality of our sports coverage and we look forward to sharing what is set to be a momentous sporting occasion with the Irish public.”

Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) managing director, Mike Miller added: “RWCL is delighted to be extending its association with RTÉ Sport to broadcast Rugby World Cup 2011 throughout Ireland.

“RTÉ is recognised as a leading broadcaster of quality sports coverage and with its extensive broadcast experience of Rugby and commitment to the game, RTÉ will ensure the perfect platform for RWC 2011 to reach out to an extensive audience across Ireland.”

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