Under the agreement, BeIN Sports will broadcast the remaining matches of HSBC Rugby Sevens 2022 on April 9 and 10.
BeIN Media Group and BeIN Sports have an exclusive broadcast deal with World Rugby to cover the remaining matches of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens 2022 series, and the 2023 series.
The agreement also includes rights to Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022.
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 will take place from September 9 to 11, 2022, in Cape Town, South Africa. The event is expected to attract well over 100,000 fans and is the premier stand-alone international rugby sevens competition outside of the Olympic Games.
In the run-up to Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022, beIN Sports will broadcast a packed schedule of events kicking off with the HSBC Rugby Sevens in Singapore on April 9 and 10. This will be followed by action in Vancouver, Langford, Toulouse, London, and Los Angeles through to the end of August this year.
Commenting on the deal, Mike Kerr, Managing Director of beIN Asia Pacific, said: “We are incredibly proud to partner with World Rugby. The Sevens has a loyal fan base in MENA and Australia, and we’re delighted to offer fans extensive coverage of Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 and the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on beIN Sports. This latest acquisition demonstrates beIN’s ongoing commitment to bringing compelling sports offerings to our viewers.”
Alan Gilpin, Chief Executive of World Rugby, added: “We are delighted to welcome beIN Sports to the global rugby sevens family. They join us at a very exciting time for the sport following a hugely successful second Olympic competition in Tokyo and with Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town set to thrill fans around the world later this year. Through this partnership with beIN Sports, the fast-paced, high-octane nature of rugby sevens will have the opportunity to reach and inspire new fans and participants as rugby sevens continue to grow and expand around the globe”.
This weekend will kick-start the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series action in Singapore’s National Stadium (09-10 April 2022), which will be available to watch exclusively on beIN Sports English 2 across the MENA region.