World Rugby Award 2015 Rugby World Cup UK Radio Rights to BBC

By iSportconnect | May 1, 2015

World Rugby has agreed a deal with the BBC for the UK live radio commentary rights for Rugby World Cup 2015.

As part of the deal, shop BBC radio will be the exclusive broadcaster of the tournament for UK fans.

World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper said: “World Rugby is excited about the appointment of the BBC as the rights-holding radio broadcaster for Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, which promises to be a very special record-breaking celebration of rugby.

“The BBC’s passion for our sport, combined with their commitment to the highest-standards of production is great news for fans and also rugby’s ability to reach out and inspire new audiences.”

Richard Burgess, Head of Radio Sport at the BBC, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to offer fans extensive commentary and coverage of Rugby World Cup 2015 across BBC radio and mobile output, giving audiences across the UK access to a wealth of content wherever they are.

“Our radio commentary is second to none and we’re looking forward to what will be a very exciting tournament.”

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