World Cup

World Cup to be broadcasted globally

Every match of the upcoming Rugby League World Cup will be available to watch, no matter where you live in the world with unrivalled coverage secured via traditional broadcasters and online streaming platforms.

The coverage is so extensive that all 61 games across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair formats is available to watch all around the world, with live match action being broadcast or streamed to 22 territories and totalling more than 150 countries.

Rights agreements have been in place in the UK for some time, with every minute of every game being broadcast live on the BBC, while rugby league fans in New Zealand and Australia have known for some time that games there can be watched on Spark and FoxSport respectively.

In addition, it has now been confirmed that fans of the sport as far afield as the Asia, Scandinavia and the Middle East will have similar coverage via broadcasters such as Premier Sports and ViaPlay.

Any territories not covered by traditional rights-holding broadcaster have the option of live streaming matches via the RLWC2021 App, on a pay-per-view basis purchases can be made via or accessing on Apple TV or Roku.

Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said:

“With TV coverage confirmed in 22 territories, which spans an impressive 150 countries, supplemented by streaming services to cater for fans elsewhere, we have an unprecedented opportunity to ensure every rugby league fan can support their nation and also enjoy all of the action.

“With all matches being produced to a world class standard by both the BBC and Whisper productions, it’s fantastic we are able to bring the RLWC2021 to a truly global audience, helping us not only to fulfil our commitment to being the biggest, best and most inclusive rugby league world cup in history but also to showcase our brilliant sport to brand new audiences.”


American Samoa – PCS
Asia – Premier Sports
Australia – Fox Sports, available on Foxtel and Kayo Sports
Baltics – Viaplay
Brazil – RLWC2021 App / Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)
Canada – Rogers
Caribbean (inc Jamaica) – Sport Max
Cook Islands – CITV
Fiji – Fiji TV
Finland – Viaplay
France – beIN Sports / RMC (Selected Games)
Greece – RLWC2021 App / Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)
Iceland – Viaplay
Italy – RLWC2021 App / Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)
Middle East (inc Lebanon) and North Africa – Premier Sports
Netherlands – Viaplay
New Zealand – Spark Sport, Three (Selected Games)
Pacific Islands – Digicel TV
Papua New Guinea – MNL
Poland – Viaplay
Samoa – TV1 Samoa
Scandinavia – Viaplay
Spain – RLWC2021 App / Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)
Tonga – Tonga Broadcasting
UK and Ireland – BBC platforms
USA – Fite TV (PPV); In Demand (PPV); Direct TV (PPV); Dish (PPV) / Women’s & Wheelchair on FITE+ (Subscription needed)
Vanuata – VBTC

PPV Streaming Services*
RLWC2021 App, download from the App or Play Store, Delivered by and
Fite TV (via Apple TV & Roku)

*please note this will be geo-blocked for territories with exclusive rights holding broadcasters listed above

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