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NZME Broadcast RWC 2023 Live in New Zealand

NZME today announced that it has secured audio broadcasting rights from Sky for Rugby World Cup 2023, across three of its audio brands.

As part of their iHeartRadio platforms, NZME will live broadcast all the action and excitement from the tournament in France, starting in early September, on Newstalk ZB, GOLD Sport and The Alternative Commentary Collective (The ACC).

NZME chief radio officer Jason Winstanley says: “The Rugby World Cup captivates and unites Kiwis unlike any other sporting event and we’re hugely proud to be bringing listeners not only live broadcast coverage, but also expert analysis and the inside scoop from the matches.”

Newstalk ZB’s rugby commentator Elliott Smith will provide live commentary from France for Newstalk ZB and GOLD Sport, so New Zealanders will stay up-to-date on all the action.

The ACC’s general manager, Mike Lane, will lead the commentary team, delighting fans with the banter and energy that has become synonymous with The ACC’s rugby coverage.

“We’re looking forward to bringing our own unique style and perspective to the coverage this year – expect high energy and full-throttle mayhem. We can’t wait to unleash, plus there is always the bonus of hearing from those who unintentionally find themselves tuning into our coverage – wondering if the world is, in fact, ending,” says Lane.

Sky chief content & commercial officer Jonny Errington says: “The Rugby World Cup is an incredibly special event for Kiwi sports fans, and we’re delighted to be partnering with NZME to deliver radio coverage to more fans across Aotearoa NZ, in ways that work for them. It’s a great complement to RWC coverage of all 48 matches live on Sky and 12 matches and daily highlights free-to-air on Prime.”

This year’s Rugby World Cup will take place in nine venues across France from September 8 to October 23.

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