ESPN To Show All PRO14 Games In US

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3 September 2018

ESPN have secured the rights to show every game from the PRO14 across their television network in the US and their direct-to-consumer streaming service ESPN+ until 2021.

RDA, the international media rights agency, secured the landmark agreement for the PRO14, which will see every one of the 152 matches per season available in the US with over 140 games shown on ESPN+ and 10 showcase fixtures lined up to appear in HD on ESPN networks.

Martin Anayi, CEO of PRO14 Rugby, said: "ESPN is synonymous with epic sporting moments and this new partnership will be remembered as a significant day in the history of the Guinness PRO14. We know how popular the PRO14 is in North America, particularly now with the US Eagles duo of Blaine Scully and Samu Manoa playing at Cardiff Blues.

"Rugby is growing in popularity all of the time in the US and we know rugby fans there are just as eager to see our games as supporters in Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales.

"We are thrilled to know that so many games will be available on ESPN+ with some of our best games of the season also screened on ESPN's linear network. The PRO14 is one of the most exciting rugby union tournaments in the world which is going from strength to strength and we're thrilled that American fans will see that for themselves."

Burke Magnus, executive VP of programming at ESPN, commented: "The Guinness PRO14 is one

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