Rugby World Cup 2019 TV Coverage and Channels List

If you are like the other diehard fans of rugby sport, you will surely want to reserve your option to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019.

For the first time, the Rugby World Cup is held in Japan. But it is also the first time that such an event happens in Asia. Normally, the broadcasting right will go to the local host. Well, that is not the case. In fact, the highly-anticipated event is an international championship which will assure that the coverage is available around the world.

If you are looking for information about the TV coverage, you have come to the right page. You can follow the information about the media streaming service, TV coverage, and other relatable information here.

For the live streaming option, you can’t go wrong by focusing on the official broadcasters in your country. Here are the official TV channels which you can use as per country.

Rugby World Cup 2019 TV Channels Full List

TV ChannelsCountries
ITVUnited Kingdom, British Forces bases overseas
TF1Exclusive: France and Monaco.Exclusive in French language: France’s overseas departments and territories (Guadeloupe, Guyane Française, Martinique, Mayotte, Nouvelle- Calédonie, Polynésie Française, la Réunion, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises, Wallis et Futuna, Iles Eparses) Non-exclusive: Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Andorra
S4CUnited Kingdom in the Welsh language
EIRCOM RTEIreland (excluding Northern Ireland)
POLSATPoland
GPBGeorgia
PRAGOSPORT(CZECH TV)Czech Republic and Slovakia
SPORT TV PORTUGALPortugal
ZIGGO SPORTSExclusive: Netherlands
SUPERSPORTAlbania & Kosovo
RUR (Match tv)Russia
NENT GroupFinland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden
TELENETBelgium
AMERICAS
UNIVERSAL NBCUSA, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Baker Island, Bajo Nuevo Bank, Howland Island, Jarvis Island,Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Island, Navassa Island, Serranilla Bank, US Virgin Islands, Wake Island, US Military Bases and Installations, US Military Ships at Sea;
Non exclusive: American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Palau, Micronesia, Canada (radio only)
ESPN LATIN AMERICATerritory A: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and UruguayTerritory B: Ecuador, Bolivia, Falkland Islands, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, French Guiana Territory C: Caribbean (Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Nevis, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Maarten, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Barts, St. Eustatias, St Vincent). Territory D: Columbia and Mexico
ESPN BRAZILBrazil
SUPERSPORTSub-Saharan and adjacent Indian Ocean Island Territories, namely: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi,Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo (Republic of), Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, South Africa, Swaziland, St Helena and Ascension, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe (exclusive) Non-exclusive: Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Mayotte, Reunion, Somalia, Sudan
ASIA / MENA
FIJI TVPart A (exclusive Licence) Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, East Timor, Solomon Islands, Niue, Nauru, Vanuatu,Kiribati, Northern Marianas, Tokelau, Tahiti, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Palau and Federated States of Micronesia. Part B: Non-Exclusive: Papua New Guinea (Pay TV) Wallis and Futuna, Nouvelle Caledonie, Iles Esparses, Polynesie Francaise. Part C: Papua New Guinea (Free TV)
DENTSUJ SPORTS, NTV, NHK, DAZN
RADIO: NCB , NBS
Japan
SPARK, TVNZNew Zealand
beIN SPORTAsia: Thailand,Laos,Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia (except in respect of16 matches having been sold to RTM) MENA p1: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia MENA p2 (Non ex): Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
FOX (PAY TV)Australia
TEN (FTA)Australia
OTHERS
World RugbyWorld Rugby digital platforms
Sport 24Inflight / Inship

The key to reserve the best option is to pick the services that include the broadcasting channel in your country.

Those who are looking for live streaming option can tune into the NBC Universal channel. It would be a great option to watch the big event through your favorite screen.

The channels snippet which we mentioned above are the official one. If you already subscribe to cable or satellite which includes the official channels, that means you will be able to enjoy the spectacle directly from it.

In order to follow it online, you can’t go wrong by subscribing to one of the top live streaming options. There are many RWC 2019 live streaming services that you can find online but only few of them really offer the right package for you.

Follow the updates, news, highlights, and related information in the Rugby World Cup 2019 official site and you will be able to retrieve the exact information.

The renowned live streaming services which you can use are Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, DirecTV, and many more.

If you are from outside of Coverage Countries?

The only catch with those amazing live streaming services is the geo-restriction. That means you can’t use it when you are out of the country.

To work around with this, you could use the VPN service to mask your current IP and use the service as if you are coming from the acceptable country server. For instance, Sling TV is a prevalent provider in the US. If you are outside the US, you’d just need to connect to the US server with the help of the VPN service.

It also works for the official channel option like Fox Sports. Viewers in Australia will need to tune in Fox Sports package to watch the upcoming Rugby World Cup. But if you are outside your country, you could just use the VPN to connect to Australia server and proceed.

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