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BeIN Sports retains Rugby World Cup rights in Southeast Asia

Qatari-based broadcaster to show 2023 tournament in ten territories on dedicated pop-up channel.

27 July 2023 Josh Sim

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Qatari-based broadcaster BeIN Sports has renewed its exclusive rights deals across ten countries in Southeast Asia for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


  • BeIN to show the tournament in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia
  • All 48 Rugby World Cup games will be shown on the BeIN Sports Rugby pop-up channel, as well as on the BeIN Sports Connect streaming platform
  • BeIN Sports Rugby to be available on ‘select pay-TV platforms in the region’ and on BeIN Sports Connect
  • Coverage to also include player interviews, analysis and behind-the-scenes features


This is the second straight Rugby World Cup broadcast by BeIN in Southeast Asia, following its coverage of the 2019 edition held in Japan.


“The partnership between World Rugby and BeIN Sports is an excellent opportunity to showcase the sport to a wider audience, furthering the growth and interest in this region,” said Mike Kerr, BeIN’s managing director for Asia-Pacific.

Coming next:

BeIN Sports Rugby will begin programming on 1st September, with the Rugby World Cup kicking off a week later.

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