The Foxtel Group today announced it has secured the coveted live and exclusive broadcast rights to the upcoming Rugby League World Cup, further strengthening its position as the home of Rugby League in Australia.
The tournament - which will be held in England from October 15 to November 19 – will see all 61 matches aired on Fox Sports, and available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
This will include 31 men’s matches, and 15 women’s matches and will also feature a Wheelchair competition (15 matches) for the first time.
Broadcasting access to Rugby League World Cup matches further bolsters The Foxtel Group’s suite of existing NRL, RFL and UK Super League rights.
Fox Sports Executive Director Steve Crawley said “Fox League and Kayo Sports are flying this season and to now add the Rugby League World Cup is something to bang the drums about. All exclusive rights across the 61 matches of men’s, women’s and wheelchair footy very much celebrates the best of the best – on the true homes of Rugby League.”
Rugby League World Cup Chief Executive Jon Dutton said: “We know that RLWC2021 is going to be the most watched World Cup and it is very pleasing it will be broadcast in Australia on Fox Sports, keeping the rights within the NRL family and with a network that Australian audiences are comfortable and familiar with. This is a great outcome for International Rugby League and Australian fans.”
Every match of the Rugby League World Cup will be shown live and exclusive on Fox Sports, available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.