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SKY to broadcast 2015 RWC

Sky TV, Auckland, 3 February 2015: This year the All Blacks will contest the biggest prize in world rugby and, after securing the broadcast rights from Rugby World Cup Limited, SKY Sport will once again be the place for Kiwis to watch every match LIVE. The exciting announcement extends SKY’s partnership with Rugby World Cup Limited to showcase one of the most anticipated sports events of 2015.
Under the terms of the deal, SKY TV will broadcast LIVE coverage of all 48 matches and will also deliver a comprehensive TV, digital and mobile offering.
SKY TV delivered the host broadcast services and world feed for New Zealand 2011 – the most-viewed Rugby World Cup to date – and are looking to build on their award-winning coverage for England 2015.
SKY TV Director of Sport Richard Last said: “The Rugby World Cup only happens every four years, and it’s one of the country’s most-followed sports events. New Zealand 2011 really gripped the nation and the world and I’m absolutely delighted that all SKY Sport customers will once again be able to enjoy uninterrupted live coverage of this incredible competition next year as the All Blacks chase back-to-back World Cups.” 
Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “Rugby World Cup Limited is delighted to be renewing its successful relationship with SKY TV. The appointment of a market-leader who shares our passion for rugby and the Rugby World Cup is great news for the tournament and fans.
“This extension with a highly-valued broadcast partner underscores our commitment to ensuring fan experience is at the heart of a Rugby World Cup that promises to be the most viewed, most engaged and best-connected tournament to date.
“With under a year to go, Rugby World Cup 2015 is shaping up to be a very special, record-breaking global celebration of rugby that will reach out and inspire new audiences in new nations.”
Prime viewers can also back black, with free-to-air coverage of every All Blacks match and highlights from each day of the tournament. Full broadcast details will be released closer to the event.

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