ProSieben in Germany and Movistar in Spain will broadcast the Rugby Europe Championship for the first time.
The men' Rugby Europe Championship 2024 gets underway this weekend with the first round of pool phase matches, culminating in the Finals to be held in Paris at Stade Jean Bouin on Sunday 17 March 2024.
For the first time ever, the Spanish Media operator, Movistar, will cover the competition, broadcasting every Spanish game live on their different channels, as part of a multi-year agreement.
In Germany, with also a multi-year agreement, the Sevens One group will use all platforms to promote and highlight the games. The games featuring the German national team will be live on Pro Sieben Maxx, while all the other games will be on Joyn and Ran digital platforms.
Returning broadcast partners Sport TV in Portugal, Ziggo in the Netherlands and Imedi and RugbyTV in Georgia will continue to offer live coverage of their respective national team games.
In all other territories every match will continue to be broadcast live on rugbyeurope.tv with English commentary.
This season there will also be one game from each round in the men and women’s Championship broadcast on World Rugby-owned RugbyPassTV, starting this weekend with Netherlands v Sweden in the women’s competition followed by Belgium v Portugal in the men’s edition.
After the success of the last Rugby World Cup in 2023, where Portugal left their mark with an historic victory against Fiji, the eight teams involved in REC 2024 (Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain) are ready to battle for the annual title while a few other teams will be looking over their shoulder looking to avoid the relegation.
Florent Marty, CEO of Rugby Europe said: ‘We are very excited to start this Rugby Europe Championship 2024 and continue putting our teams in front of a global audience. We’ve seen a really positive impact post-Rugby World Cup, and this will allow fans to benefit from wider media coverage in new territories. This expansion demonstrates the traction of the Rugby Europe Championship culminating this year with an historic 4-game finals day in Paris on March 17.”
- 3/2/24 - Netherlands v Spain, Amsterdam, National Rugby Center, 1:15pm CET
- 3/2/24 - Belgium v Portugal, Mons, Stade Charles Tondreau, 8pm CET
- 4/2/24 - Germany v Georgia, Dessau, Paul Greifzu Stadium, 3pm CET
- 4/2/24 - Poland v Romania, Gdynia, Narodowy Stadion 6:15pm CET