3 June 2023 The Irish Film & Television Network
RTÉ and Virgin Media Television Acquire Rugby World Cup 2023 Rights
21 Mar 2023 : News Desk
World Rugby has confirmed Rugby World Cup 2023 will be available to watch on RTÉ and Virgin Media Television.

The agreement will see all 48 matches being broadcast free to air on Irish television across RTÉ television, RTÉ Player and Virgin Media Television and Virgin Media Player. Ireland’s matches will be shared across the broadcasters with the Rugby World Cup Final being broadcast simultaneously live on both broadcasters. RTÉ has also secured live radio broadcast rights for Ireland's games.

“There has perhaps never been a better time to be an Ireland rugby fan,” said World Rugby Chief Executive Officer Alan Gilpin, ahead of last weekend’s Grand Slam victory. “Number one in the world and going for a Grand Slam adds to the anticipation ahead of what promises to be a very special Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. We are delighted that RTÉ and Virgin Media will be telling every moment of the France 2023 story on their free-to-air platforms. They share our passion for Rugby and its ability to attract new audiences and we look forward to working together to make this tournament a tournament to remember.”

RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes said, "Over the last number of years, we have been focused on acquiring sports rights to ensure that our national games and our national teams in action are shared with the widest possible audience. We are delighted to make this latest agreement with World Rugby ensuring that the entire Rugby World Cup tournament is brought to Irish audiences free to air across RTÉ and Virgin Media Television. It's the jewel in the crown of international rugby and given the Irish team's phenomenal performance, the excitement is building towards September. It's a fantastic result that ensures Irish audiences won't miss any of the action."

The deal completes the major rugby broadcast market line-up for Rugby World Cup 2023, which is on track to be the most widely viewed Rugby World Cup ever.

Virgin Media Television Managing Director Paul Farrell added “We are delighted to have acquired the Rugby World Cup rights and be able to give all Irish sporting fans the chance to support this incredible Irish Rugby team in September.  Once again, we are putting Irish sports fans first by freeing up sport, giving them free-to-air access to the highly anticipated Rugby World Cup in France. Irish sports fans can enjoy another historic partnership with RTE, on the back of a very successful joint Guinness Six Nations.”

With Ireland having won the Six Nations Grand Slam over the weekend and currently holding the number one position in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings, excitement for the tournament in France is high.

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