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.
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.
|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||BSkyB|
|Enjoy Television, S.L.||Belgium|
|GO p.l.c.||Malta, Gozo and Comino|
|DTS, Distribuidora de Televisión Digital, S.A.U.||Spain and Andorra|
|Sport TV Portugal S.A.||Portugal|
|MLM Management Limited/ Setanta Sports Asia Limited|| Asia-Pacific:
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
Malaysia: Astro, 3hr a day Setanta branded rugby block
Sri Lanka: LBN, Dialog TV
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)
|J-SPORTS Broadcasting Corporation||Japan||J-Sports|
|ESPN Sur S.R.L|| Latin America:
Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Perú, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and Venezuela
|Gulf DTH LDC||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||OSN|
|CME Programming BV||Romania|
|DIRECTV, INC.||United States of America, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Wake Island and Midway Island||DIRECTV www.directv.com/rugby|
|SNTV (Sports News Television)||News Access|
In some areas you can also listen to a radio broadcast of the matches.
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 www.setanta.com/asia