World Rugby, which is the governing body of the Rugby Union, has announced it is launching a new streaming service called RugbyPass TV in time for the start of the Rugby World Cup on Sept. 8th.
World Cup matches will stream free to all territories where broadcast rights deal are not currently in place. In the United States that means live matches on the service won’t be available initially; rugby contests are televised on NBC stations domestically and are frequently available to stream on Peacock.
RugbyPass TV will stream all contests from World Rugby’s upcoming tournaments live, including the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups, WXV, and the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series. In addition, the service will house more than 1,000 hours of footage from historical matches, as well as documentary and original feature content.
RugbyPass TV will be available via its own dedicated website, and will offer mobile apps on both Android and iOS devices, and on smart TVs and devices utilizing Android TV or Apple TV operating systems.