BeIN Sports secured broadcast rights just days away from tournament kick off in Japan
Broadcast rights in the Middle East for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been secured by BeIN Sport after an eleventh hour agreement.
The tournament kicks off on Friday September 20 as hosts Japan take on Russia in Tokyo Stadium.
Rugby fans had feared a broadcast blackout after Dubai-based OSN, which had covered the last two tournaments in New Zealand and England, announced earlier this year that it was ditching all of its sports content.
However, concerns have been allayed.
Dominic Young, media sales executive at World Rugby, confirmed to Arabian Business that BeIN Sports is the broadcast partner for the Middle East.
Matches will also be available to watch via World Rugby’s platforms, according to Young.
OSN’s final sports broadcast came at the conclusion of the Cricket World Cup during the summer.
New Zealand travel to Japan looking to make history by winning their third successive World Cup crown.