Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rugby World Cup 2007 on SLRC and Neo Sports Plus

Sri Lankan FTA channel Rupavahini and Channel Eye will be telecasting the Rugby World Cup 2007 commencing on September 7th 2007 along with the Opening Ceremony. Neo Sports Plus will be telecasting the matches on pay television networks in this region.

It should be said that the SLRC channels are telecasting more matches compared to Neo Sports Plus. We believe that Neo Sports Plus is not telecasting all the matches since India is not so Rugby crazy. So Neo have acquired the rights based on Indian tastes therefore another broadcaster should be appointed to cater to those outside India. We hope the International Rugby Board takes action on behalf of those who love rugby and if Neo are not willing to broadcast all the matches then the license issued to Neo Sports Plus should be canceled and issued to an alternate broadcaster.

We hope that these steps are carried out soon and we request Neo Sports Plus to take steps to broadcast all the rugby matches. Not only Neo Sports Plus, we request SLRC also to take steps to broadcast all the matches for the benefit of those who will watch the tournament on FTA basis in Sri Lanka and if that is not possible to increase it to beyond what they have already scheduled. However since SLRC is a FTA channel we understand the financial constraints in carrying out this broadcast but Neo Sports Plus have no excuse since they are a pay television channel.

Neo Sports Plus is available in Sri Lanka on pay television platforms LBN and Dialog TV.

Please click here for the SLRC telecast schedule.

Please click here for the Neo Sports Plus telecast schedule.


Anonymous said...

Rugby WC will be there live FTA on TV5. I think they will show all the matches.

Anonymous said...

TV5 are only showing the matches involving France, I'm afraid.