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This isn’t just a big year for rugby, it’s massive

The next 12-18 months are crucial for rugby, as is what happens next. Converting the casually interested into ardent fans is the challenge facing the sport and they’ll never have a better chance to do it.

Paris 2024 proposes Breakdancing to schedule and opens Games up to fans

The surprise inclusion is the talk of the Games so far, but giving fans around the world the ability to get involved beyond watching on TV could be a game changer.

La Liga launches Weibo profiles for its clubs and will help them to grow in China

La Liga to give its clubs significant social media help to grow their fan base in China.

European Rugby nations discuss pooling TV rights for a more lucrative deal

The European Rugby nations have held meetings to discuss pooling TV rights for the Six Nations and the Autumn Internationals in order to get a more lucrative deal.

Bayern Munich CEO calls on UEFA to bring Champions League games back to German Free to Air

The CEO of the German football giants believes that the country’s ‘different’ football culture explains sharp decline in viewing figures after the Champions League went behind a paywall.

Goal and Twitter agree a deal to stream Champions League knockout games in Asia

Twitter and Goal will stream Champions League knockout games live on the social media platform in South East Asia after the two parties struck a deal.

UEFA launches Champions League profile on WeChat to boost Chinese engagement

The Champions League is followed worldwide and UEFA is seeking to capitalise on that by increasing its digital presence in China.

Barcelona and La Liga reaffirm commitment to play games outside of Spain

La Liga and Barcelona appear committed to reigniting the plan to take a competitive game from the Spanish top flight outside of the country for the first time.

PSG save their best social media performances for the Champions League too

Paris Saint-Germain’s social media team up their game for Champions League, just as their players do.

Eleven Sports reaches distribution deal with Portugal’s major TV networks

Eleven Sports secures deal to be shown on TV in Portugal, in a move that it has been trying to make in the UK too.

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