Leading Pay-TV broadcaster FOX Sports has today won the rights to broadcast the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, starting in October this year.
FOX Sports has continued to impress in recent years as their Rugby League coverage has continually grown and is well led by lead commentator Warren Smith, who easily out-points his rivals at Channel 9 and has quickly developed a strong following in the Rugby League community.
“Rugby League transmission on Fox Sports is market leading and the addition of the World Cup programming is fantastic for the fans,” Fox Sports chief executive David Malone said.
â€œFox Sports has had a long association with rugby league and this win ensures our viewers get additional coverage on our service this year”
Fox will screen 9 live World Cup games and has also confirmed delayed rights for all group games.
The Rugby World Cup kicks off on October 25, with Fox Sports to broadcast its live match, the fixture between Scotland and France, on October 26.