Media Notes: Game Of Thrones Actor Charles Dance Features In Latest Rugby World Cup Ad
Game of Thrones’ "most fiendish villain is rugby union’s greatest supporter." Lord Tywin Lannister, played by British actor Charles Dance, "has featured in an advertisement designed to stir passion" of U.K. rugby supporters ahead of next year’s World Cup. The clip "features British rugby royalty including Sam Warburton, Adam Jones and Joe Launchbury standing alongside fans listening to Dance’s emotional oration" (Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH, 9/2). ... ONE World Sports signed a new, multi-year, multi-platform rights partnership with the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), negotiated for the KHL by UFA Sports GmbH. ONE World Sports will carry up to 99 live games, including 50 regular season contests, and will provide complete coverage of the postseason concluding with the Gagarin Cup Finals in April. The network drops the puck on the '14-15 KHL season on Wednesday (ONE World Sports).