NZ Rugby sign massive deal with Sky sports

Ryan Bridge 14/10/2019

Sky sports has been in tough competition with Spark Sport after losing both the Rugby World Cup and the Cricket, but now New Zealand Rugby has awarded Sky TV a new five-year rights deal that sees the national sporting organisation become a financial investor in the broadcaster.

After losing cricket coverage to Spark Sport after next summer, Sky has landed a sizeable deal in the sports broadcast market - all NZR products, including the All Blacks, Super Rugby, Mitre 10 Cup and other domestic competitions.

NZ Rugby has gained a 5 per cent ownership stake in Sky as part of the deal, NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew joins Ryan Bridge to explain the deal.

You can watch the full interview above.