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Seven to show World Cup comp in entirety

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HappilyManly, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Seven to show World Cup comp in entirety

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/seven-to-show-world-cup-comp-in-entirety-20130623-2oqs9.html#ixzz2X5dRoqrf
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    Every match at this year's Rugby League World Cup will be shown live on free-to-air television under a deal with the Seven Network.
    In a move that will have a network other than Nine broadcast league for the first time in more than 20 years, the Rugby League International Federation has awarded the rights for the 14-nation tournament to Seven.

    It is the first time the World Cup rights have been sold separately to the premiership, State of Origin and Test matches. Seven chief executive Tim Worner said the network had also secured the online and mobile rights.
    Worner said the tournament would be broadcast on 7mate.

    ''It is an extraordinary event and fits perfectly with our portfolio of major sports events that we can drive across our broadcast television platform and our emerging and developing online and mobile content platforms,'' Worner said.

    ''Live events define our business and we are delighted that rugby league will be on Seven's broadcast platform. It is also fitting that we are entrusted with the Rugby League World Cup 2013 - it is 50 years this year since the late, great Rex Mossop joined Seven after an extraordinary playing career in league and union, and through his commentary and passion, defined league television coverage in Australia.''
    Seven's league coverage is headed by Pat Molihan, and the network also employs NSW coach Laurie Daley and Maroons greats Shane Webcke and Trevor Gillmeister.

    ''It is great news for the tournament that Seven will be showing every game and on so many platforms,'' tournament director Nigel Wood said.
    The tournament will feature more than 100 NRL players representing Australia, world champions New Zealand and a variety of other nations, including Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Italy and England.

    It is understood Fox Sports were interested only in Australia's matches against England, Fiji and Ireland, the quarter-final, the Wembley semi-final and the final.

    Nine chief executive David Gyngell said: ''We weren't interested because the time period they come in on means there is no money to be made.''

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    Nine's disdain for Viewers in Regional areas is in black and white :mad:

    Manly should have quite a few Players dispersed amongst the Nations of Oz, NZ, Italia, France, Tonga, Samoa :angel:
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope it rates through the roof and seven makes a motza from it.

    Gyngell is a tool.
     
  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Can't believe that Fox only wanted to show the Australian matches, last time they showed everyone.
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    It's good news for those of us who dislike Channel Nein and who don't have Foxtel.
     
  5. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And good news for those who have Foxtel and hate channel nein.
     
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