SANZAR today wishes to remind fans of a new service that allows viewers in countries where there is no television broadcast agreement in place to watch The Rugby Championship for 2012.
The new service will allow viewers from many countries, especially in Europe and South America, to watch The Rugby Championship, featuring the top-three nations in world rugby – the All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks – and tournament debutants the Pumas.
SANZAR CEO Greg Peters said it was good to be able to expand coverage, further extending rugby’s global footprint.
“We offered this service during the Super Rugby Final, and are proud to announce that more viewers all around the world can watch the new and exciting competition, The Rugby Championship,” Peters said.
“Argentina’s inclusion is a historic occasion, further extending the unique competition to include four nations over different time zones – and the new flavour of The Rugby Championship can be enjoyed by more fans than ever thanks to our new service.”
The service will be in place for the opening round this weekend, with the Wallabies hosting the All Blacks in Sydney, while the Springboks will entertain the Pumas in Cape Town.
The service will not only allow full viewing for the 2012 season, but SANZAR can confirm that Super Rugby and The Rugby Championship for the 2013 seasons will have the online viewing package in place.
PERFORM, who will work with SANZAR in delivering this service, has one of the largest sports rights portfolios for over 200 sporting codes, and last year delivered nearly 3 billion video streams, and has a reach of hundreds of million sporting fans.
The package is accessible via http://www.therugbychampionship.livesport.tv/
The package will be available only in the following countries:
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 the following:
Pricing and packages will be available on http://www.therugbychampionship.livesport.tv/
If you are unsure of the availability of the package in your country, simply go to the site, and if you are able to access the payment options, the matches will be available in your territory.
Below are online viewing parameters (browser, quicktime, etc) & any necessary technical information
(min standards for PC, etc).
It is recommended you have the following installed on your PC or Mac to access LIVESPORT.TV:
• Flash Player 10 – 10,0,32,18
• Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.11
• Firefox 3.0.4
• Safari 3.1.2 (525.21)
• Opera 9.6.4
• Google Chrome 126.96.36.199
• Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7*
• Apple Macintosh: Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6)
* Please be advised that Windows 7 (64 bit) is not supported due to Adobe not developing a 64 bit
Flash Player at this time. If you have Windows 7 64 bit then please ensure that you are using a 32 bit
browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome.
The LIVESPORT.TV player incorporates adaptive streaming when available, so will always provide you
with the best quality video available on your internet connection. Where adaptive streaming is not available, the player will shown you three options for video quality – LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH.