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RLWC2021 to be broadcast to 150 countries

Every match of the upcoming Rugby League World Cup will be available to watch, no matter where you live in the world with unrivalled coverage secured via traditional broadcasters and online streaming platforms.

The coverage is so extensive that all 61 games across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair formats is available to watch all around the world, with live match action being broadcast or streamed to 22 territories and totalling more than 150 countries.

Rights agreements have been in place in the UK for some time, with every minute of every game being broadcast live on the BBC, while rugby league fans in New Zealand and Australia have known for some time that games there can be watched on Spark and FoxSport respectively.

In addition, it has now been confirmed that fans of the sport as far afield as the Asia, Scandinavia and the Middle East will have similar coverage via broadcasters such as Premier Sports and ViaPlay.

Any territories not covered by traditional rights-holding broadcaster have the option of live streaming matches via the RLWC2021 App, on a pay-per-view basis purchases can be made via or accessing on Apple TV or Roku.

“With TV coverage confirmed in 22 territories, which spans an impressive 150 countries, supplemented by streaming services to cater for fans elsewhere, we have an unprecedented opportunity to ensure every rugby league fan can support their nation and also enjoy all of the action," Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said.

“With all matches being produced to a world class standard by both the BBC and Whisper productions, it’s fantastic we are able to bring the RLWC2021 to a truly global audience, helping us not only to fulfil our commitment to being the biggest, best and most inclusive rugby league world cup in history but also to showcase our brilliant sport to brand new audiences.”

Where to watch RLWC2021

  • American Samoa – PCS
  • Asia – Premier Sports 
  • Australia – Fox Sports, available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports
  • Baltics – Viaplay
  • Brazil – RLWC2021 App / Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)
  • Canada – Rogers
  • Caribbean (inc Jamaica) – Sport Max
  • Cook Islands – CITV
  • Fiji – Fiji TV
  • Finland - Viaplay
  • France – beIN Sports / RMC (Selected Games)
  • Greece – RLWC2021 App / Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)
  • Iceland – Viaplay
  • Italy – RLWC2021 App / Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)
  • Middle East (inc Lebanon) and North Africa – Premier Sports
  • The Netherlands – Viaplay
  • New Zealand – Spark Sport
  • Pacific Islands – Digicel TV
  • Papua New Guinea – MNL
  • Poland – Viaplay
  • Samoa – TV1 Samoa
  • Scandinavia – Viaplay
  • Spain – RLWC2021 App / Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)
  • Tonga – Tonga Broadcasting
  • UK and Ireland – BBC platforms
  • USA – Fite TV (PPV); In Demand (PPV); Direct TV (PPV); Dish (PPV) / Women’s & Wheelchair on FITE+ (Subscription needed)
  • Vanuata – VBTC

PPV Streaming Services

RLWC2021 App, download from the App or Play Store, Delivered by and

Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)

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