The Rugby World Cup is one of the most viewed Sports of Rugby. In 2023 France will host the Rugby World Cup in nine different venues. Rugby Fans around the world are waiting for this mega-event. They are curious about which TV Channel will air the event.
Who acquire the telecasting rights in their region. So in this content, we will cover the list of Rugby World Cup TV Channels and broadcasters from different countries.
Rugby World Cup 2023 TV Channels (Confirmed)
The Rugby World Cup 2023 will be telecasted worldwide with various TV Channels and broadcasters. Here is listed the confirmed TV Channels and broadcasters list for RWC 2023.
France: TF1, a French TV company, has agreed to share 28 games with France Télévisions, a public TV service, and M6, another commercial TV company.
According to the agreement, TF1 will show 20 games, Ftance TV will air 10 and the remaining 18 games will show on M6.
Italy: Sky Sport (Sky Italia) will broadcast 48 matches and Italy free to air channel Rai will air all Italy matches and key games
South Africa: SuperSport will broadcast all the matches and special programs for Rugby World Cup 2023.
United Kingdom: ITV will show all 48 matches in the UK through ITV1, ITV4 and their streaming platform ITVX.
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport will telecast the Rugby World Cup Event in the Netherlands.
Ireland: Viewers can watch all 48 matches free-to-air on RTÉ television and Virgin TV, as well as on the RTÉ Player & Virgin Player streaming services.
New Zealand: Sky Sport has Exclusive rights to broadcast Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. If you have a Sky Sport package, using Sky Sport Go, you can stream it or subscribe Sky Sport Now. You can enjoy 48 matches live-streamed online and on demand.
Australia: Channel 9 and Stan Sport will telecast Rugby World Cup in Australia. Stan Sport will coverage the whole world cup and Channel 9
Japan: The Rugby World Cup 2023 will be televised by J Sports, NHK, and Nippon TV. All 48 matches will be aired by J Sports, with 18 exclusively. NHK will show 15 matches and provide a France 2023 digital portal. Nippon TV will broadcast 19 games, including a quarter-final and the final. To stream all games, use J Sports’ on-demand service.
United States: NBC Sports will broadcast 48 matches, and you can stream Rugby World Cup on Peacock Premium.
Georgia: The Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) service will telecast all matches. The tournament will be extensively covered on their GPB TV, Radio, and online outlets.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Broadcasters List:
|Stan Sport (all matches), Nine Network (all Australia matches plus final)
|Brunei, Cambodia,Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Singapore, Thailand
|TF1 will broadcast 20 matches, including all the France games except the one against Namibia. France Télévisions will cover 10 matches, including the specific game between France and Namibia. M6 will show 18 matches.
|ProSieben MAXX (35 matches), ran.de and Joyn (all matches)
|RTÉ will show 25 matches, including games featuring Ireland against Tonga and South Africa, as well as Ireland’s semi-final and the final match. Virgin Media will broadcast 24 matches, including games where Ireland plays against Romania and Scotland, in addition to Ireland’s quarter-final and the final match.
|Rai (all Italy matches and most important games), Sky Sport (all matches)
|J Sports will broadcast all the matches. Nippon TV will show 19 matches, including 3 that feature Japan in the pool stage. NHK will cover 15 matches, including 2 of Japan’s pool matches.
|Sky will broadcast all the matches, while Prime will show 12 matches, including 6 that will be live broadcasts.
|Digi Sport (all matches)
|Papua New Guinea
|Digicel, EM TV
|Cook Islands Television
|Middle East and North Africa
|Spain (including Andorra)
Note: We will update more Territory broadcasters’ lists after the official announcement. Source: Wikipedia
Broadcast rights vary by territory. For example, in Australia, the games will be shown on Stan Sport and Nine Network; in France on TF1, France Télévisions, and M6; in Japan on J Sports, Nippon TV, and NHK; in the UK on ITV; and the US on NBC Sports.
Yes, many rights holders offer online streaming services. For instance, J Sports provides on-demand service to stream all games in Japan. In the USA, Peacock Premium, ITVX in the UK, Stan Sport in Australia etc.
South Africa won the previous Rugby World Cup in 2019.
The Rugby World Cup typically lasts for approximately six weeks.
Yes, tickets for the Rugby World Cup 2023 can be purchased through the official Rugby World Cup website. Please be aware of third-party sellers and scams. Only purchase tickets from official sources.