RLWC2021 and IRL release World Cup host broadcast services invitation to tender

RLWC2021 and IRL have today released an invitation to tender for its host broadcast services for next year’s tournament.

The successful organisation will be responsible for the production and distribution of broadcast coverage for 45 matches at the tournament, for both RLWC2021 and the Rights Holding Broadcasters. 

The BBC, who have broadcast rights in the United Kingdom, will produce the remaining 16 matches and has committed to show every minute of every one of the 61 matches across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments live on their platforms.

The tender also includes being responsible for the provision and operation of facilities and services as required by the RHB.

RLWC2021 commercial director Jonathan Neill said: “Our broadcast production strategy is critical in our vision to deliver the best and most engaging Rugby League World Cup.

“To do this we need to become storytellers, embrace technology and engage new audiences. 

“It will also provide integration opportunities for commercial partners within broadcast, which supports our aim to deliver a profitable tournament. We’re excited to hear from the market and select a world class partner that will work with us over the next 18 months.”

Interested organisations are encouraged to view the ITT opportunity here. Deadline for submissions is August 13, 3pm.

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