FloRugby.com gains exclusive broadcast rights in France, Spain, Portugal, and all Latin American countries
AUSTIN, Texas — October 17, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a multiyear deal with Guinness PRO14, the professional Rugby Union tournament for club teams from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, and South Africa. As part of the agreement, fans can access live and on-demand coverage of the Guinness PRO14 matches in France, Spain, Portugal, and Latin American countries exclusively on FloRugby.com. The deal was agreed to in collaboration with RDA.
The deal enables FloRugby to stream the 100+ Guinness PRO14 matches remaining during the 2018-19 season, as well as the entire 152-game schedule during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. The addition of these events strengthens FloRugby’s world-class rugby coverage, which includes HSBC World Sevens Series in Colorado, USA Eagles Internationals, Americas Pacific Challenge, The Rugby Weekend, the Autumn Internationals, Top 14, USA Rugby Collegiate Sevens, and more. In all, FloRugby has live coverage of more than 80 matches remaining in 2018.
The fast-flowing rugby powered by some of the best international and break-out talents in the game has ensured that the Guinness PRO14 is reaching more fans than ever before. FloRugby’s coverage of the Guinness PRO14 begins Oct. 26, and there will be seven matches per week through the end of the season when the top six teams will reach the Guinness PRO14 Final Series aiming to reach the Final on May 25, 2019, played in Scotland at Glasgow’s Celtic Park. The complete 2018-19 schedule of Guinness PRO14 matches can be found on FloRugby.com. Upcoming matches include:
- Oct. 26, 2018: Southern Kings vs Scarlets
- Oct. 26, 2018: Ulster Rugby vs Dragons
- Oct. 26, 2018: Zebre Rugby Club vs Edinburgh Rugby
- Oct. 26, 2018: Ospreys vs Connacht Rugby
- Oct. 27, 2018: Benetton Rugby vs Leinster Rugby
- Oct. 27, 2018: Munster Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors
- Oct. 27, 2018: Toyota Cheetahs vs Cardiff Blues
“We are very pleased to embark on this new partnership with Guinness PRO14, one of the most exciting and competitive professional leagues in the world,” FloSports SVP, Global Rights Acquisitions & Strategy Adam Fenn said. “Rugby fans in these markets now have access to some of the best professional international rugby as the teams work toward competing in the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Challenge Cup.”
“We are really excited about FloSports – and FloRugby, in particular – joining our family of broadcast partners,” CEO of PRO14 Rugby Martin Anayi said. “Rugby and sports broadcasters find themselves in very similar positions as the marketplace changes rapidly based on the demand of fans to consume content on their terms. As one of the elite club rugby tournaments in the world, we are always looking to innovate and better serve our audiences and we’re really looking forward to working with FloSports to bring the Guinness PRO14 and provide unprecedented access to our fans around the world.”
Streaming more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans.
To access live and on-demand coverage of all Guinness PRO14 matches, visit FloRugby.com to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
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About Guinness PRO14: The Guinness PRO14 Championship is made up of 14 clubs – four Irish, four Welsh, two Scottish, two Italian and two South African teams. Teams play a total of 21 games in the regular season across two conferences with the top three teams from each conference qualifying for the Guinness PRO14 Final Series.
A total of 297 International players appeared in the Guinness PRO14 during the 2017/18 season while the Championship has the fastest rucks globally – 81% at 3 seconds or less – which has led to record try-scoring. For more information about the Guinness PRO14 visit www.pro14rugby.org.