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Super Rugby broadcasters

International Super Rugby Broadcasters

This website is managed entirely separately from the office which manages the broadcast rights for Super rugby and the TriNations.

With the expansion from a Super 14 to a Super (15) Rugby tournament and the future expansion of the TriNations to include Argentina new broadcast rights have been concluded which has caused much confusion and much has changed since the last broadcast deal.

SANZAR have launched their live streaming service for the non traditional broadcast areas.

Fans will be able to watch the matches live in : Russia, Georgia, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Iceland, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados. (Please note that the AMERICAS territories may be subject to a delay of up to 14 days due to host broadcasting rights)

New Zealand, South Africa and United Kingdom/Ireland - unfortunately will not be able to access the new online match viewing service as Fox, Sky Sports, SuperSports and the related UK/Ireland channels have exclusive rights in their contracts.

This is available HERE.

Full list of SANZAR Broadcast Partners


Australia - Fox Sports

New Zealand - Sky Sports

South Africa - SuperSport


United Kingdom (including England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man) - BSkyB

France (including Monaco, French Speaking Switzerland, Andorra and Luxembourg) - Canal Plus

Italy (including San Marino, Switzerland) - Sky Italia

Indonesia: First Media (Bali only): MitraTelemedia (MTM)

Hong Kong - Now TV

Malaysia & Brunei - Astro TV

Singapore - Starhub & Singtel mio TV

Thailand - True Visions

Sri Lanka - Dialog TV & LBN

Indonesia (Bali only) - Mitra Telemedia (MTM)

Pacific Islands - Fiji TV / Sky Pacific

American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu - Sky Pacific

Tonga - Digicel

Canada - Setanta

Japan - J-Sports

Argentina (and other latin American markets) - ESPN SUR

United States - DIRECTV

For more detail please contact the relevant broadcaster.

Country Broadcaster Website
New Zealand Sky NZ
UK & Europe Sky Sports
Africa Supersport
Japan J Sports
USA Direct TV Channel 490 & 491


Broadcast Territory


Sky Italia S.r.l

Italy, Vatican City, San Marino and Canton Ticino, Switzerland

Sky Italia

Canal Plus SA

France, Monaco, French Speaking Switzerland, France's DOM-TOM (excluding French Guinea and Mauritius), Andorra and Luxembourg

Canal Plus
British Sky Broadcasting Limited

United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man


Enjoy Television, S.L.


GO p.l.c.

Malta, Gozo and Comino

DTS, Distribuidora de Televisión Digital, S.A.U.

Spain and Andorra

Sport TV Portugal S.A.


MLM Management Limited/ Setanta Sports Asia Limited

American Samoa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China (Peoples Republic), Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Marianas, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, and Western Samoa

Hong Kong: Now TV, 24hr channel, 7 days a week

Astro, 3hr a day Setanta branded rugby block

Singapore: Starhub

Sri Lanka:
LBN, Dialog TV

Pacific Islands:
Fiji TV/ Sky Pacific

Fiji TV – 1 live & 2 delayed SR matches free to air.

Sky Pacific – available in American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu.

Digicel – Tonga. Show all live SR matches

All other markets: remain under negotiations, including Indonesia (First Media), Taiwan (Dish HD), Phillipines (Sky), Thailand (True Visions) and Vietnam (VSTV)

Setanta Sports



J-SPORTS Broadcasting Corporation




Latin America:
Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Perú, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and Venezuela



Middle East:

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, West Bank, Gaza Strip and Palestine

CME Programming BV



United States of America, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Wake Island and Midway Island


SNTV (Sports News Television)

News Access


In some areas you can also listen to a radio broadcast of the matches.

Country Radio Station Website
New Zealand Radio New Zealand

If your country is not listed here all is not lost as you can still watch match highlights here in our Super Rugby video site. You could also demand that your local broadcaster become an official broadcaster.

Far from being the jewel in the crown for rugby in the SANZAR territories, Super Rugby and the Rugby Championship's reach has further extended, with the news that Setanta Sports will now be available on Thailand's no 1 Pay TV platform True Visions.

Branded as 'TrueSport Extra 1' the new channel, available in approximately 1 million homes, is Setanta in all but name, and continues the SANZAR competition's massive television growth globally.

Thailand joins Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the Pacific Islands as major Asia Pacific providers for Super Rugby and the soon to be launched Rugby Championship. Globally most countries in Europe, Latin America, the USA and Canada and the Middle East now have access to SANZAR rugby coverage.

With Thailand proudly joining our 'broadcast' family, Setanta celebrates their 10th distribution into the Asian market - including Now TV (Hong Kong), StarHub & Singtel mio TV (Singapore), Astro (Malaysia & Brunei) and Dialog TV (Sri Lanka).

Thailand channel TrueSport Extra 1 (TrueVisions ch.107) will be available to customers who subscribe to the TrueVisions Platinum and Gold packages.

Live & exclusive rugby includes Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship, the RBS Six Nations, The Currie Cup, ITM Cup, Aviva Premiership, Anglo-Welsh Cup and Pro-12 (previously Magners League), as well as live Rugby League from the NRL and State Of Origin.

With over 500 exclusive rugby matches from both the Northern & Southern Hemispheres, Setanta offers an action packed line-up of rugby throughout the year. "We are delighted to be able to bring our exclusive rugby programming to Thailand," said Roger Hall, Managing Director of Setanta Sports International.

"TrueVisions is the leading platform in Thailand and we are really pleased to be part of their offering."

The news continues remarkable growth for our game in the TV ratings market, spearheaded by SANZAR local broadcasters Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sports (New Zealand) and SuperSport (Austraila).

The Super Rugby Final, won by the Queensland Reds 18-13 over the Crusaders, smashed the all-time subscription TV ratings record, delivering Fox Sports its first average audience of over half a million viewers (approximately 518,000), which doesn't include those watching the game in official Fox Sports broadcasting venues.

Viewing numbers for live matches also increased 41 percent across the board in Australia.

New Zealand had softer viewing numbers largely due to the flood of rugby during 2011 (with the Rugby World Cup), but this didn't still stop Sky TV from 'penetrating' roughly 50 percent of all homes in New Zealand – now boasting in excess of 840,000 subscribers.

While Supersport continued to raise the bar for their programming, with 330 hours of live Super Rugby watchable last year, the bulk of it in High Definition, with South Africa's premier sporting broadcaster aiming to go HD across the board by 2013.

Their match-to-match coverage also went up a notch, with Supersport providing at least a dozen cameras for matches, and 18 during Super Rugby Finals Series matches, giving fans as well as the Television Match Official (TMO) unprecedented access to the game.

About Setanta Sports

Setanta Sports is an international sports broadcaster operating 10 different sports channels worldwide, in 28 countries to over 30m households.

In Asia, Setanta Sports is currently available in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Mongolia. To learn more about Setanta Sports please visit the Setanta website at




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