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beIN Asia Pacific lands Rugby World Cup 2019 rights

beIN Asia Pacific has been named the exclusive Rugby World Cup 2019 rights holder for Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Singapore.

The deal will allow fans across the region to gain unprecedented access to the much anticipated tournament, with all 48 matches being made available via the platform’s dedicated channel – beIN Sports Rugby.

The channel, which will launch on 6 September, will not only provide live match broadcasts, but will also elevate coverage of the tournament with news and analysis.

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming beIN Asia Pacific to the Rugby World Cup 2019 rights-holding broadcast family. As home region for the tournament, Asia is a very important market for rugby participation and fanbase growth and we are excited about the comprehensive platform that will be provided by beIN, a passionate leader in sport’s broadcasting. In partnership with them we will reach and convert a new fanbase, benefiting the sport long after the tournament has finished.”

beIN Asia Pacific Managing Director Mike Kerr added on the deal: “The rugby fanbase in Asia has grown considerably since the last Rugby World Cup. With the tournament set in Asia for the very first time, it will be an amazing spectacle and a game-changer for the sport. We are incredibly excited to be a part of this momentous event and are committed to bringing high-quality coverage and enhancing fans’ experience across beIN’s multiple touchpoints.”