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NBC Sports Group Acquires U.S. Rights To Rugby World Cup In Seven-Year Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 23 / 17

NBC Sports Group said that it "acquired the exclusive U.S. media rights to the Rugby World Cup," according to Jon Lafayette of BROADCASTING CABLE. The seven-year agreement with World Rugby "includes media rights on all platforms and in all languages" to the Rugby World Cup in '19 and '23, the Women&...

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