Fubo Sports Network Acquires Exclusive Rights for Premier Rugby Sevens
Three major PR7s tournaments to stream live exclusively on Fubo Sports Network this July
(NEW YORK, May 19, 2022) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the new North American league that will launch nationwide in multiple cities this July, announced that Fubo Sports Network, the live, free-to-consumer TV network from sports-first live TV streaming platform fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), acquired the exclusive rights to stream all major PR7s tournaments in 2022. Fans in the United States and Canada can stream each tournament live on Fubo Sports Network for free on LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels, Sports on Tubi, Plex, Hisense Smart TVs, and XUMO, or as part of fuboTV’s subscription packages of 100+ sports, news and entertainment channels.
“Our partnership with Fubo Sports Network aligns with our mission of providing paywall-free distribution of our content nationwide, and to reach new consumers through digital channels,” said Owen Scannell, CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “Our deal also enables PR7s to produce an innovative and immersive rugby broadcast experience for those who are not able to join the PR7s party in person.”
As part of its nationwide expansion into new cities in 2022, PR7s tournaments will bring the famous rugby sevens festival experience to Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums in San Jose at PayPal Park (Saturday, July 9), Washington, D.C. at Audi Field (Saturday, July 16), and Austin at Q2 Stadium (Saturday, July 30).
“Fans are increasingly seeking out live high-energy competitions beyond major league sports,” said Pamela Duckworth, head of Fubo Sports Network and original programming. “That’s why we’re bolstering our live sports lineup and bringing live action-packed Premier Rugby Sevens competitions to Fubo Sports Network audiences this summer for the first time.”
TCB Sport Media is leading the negotiations to distribute all PR7s events in 2022 outside of the United States and Canada. Details about where fans can watch the tournaments internationally will be released in the coming weeks.
PR7s’ nationwide launch in 2022 will be a watershed moment for the sports industry, as it is the first U.S. sports league to launch with men and women earning equal pay. The league also made history as the first professional rugby league for women in North America. The initial debut took place in October 2021 with an inaugural championship that attracted a cumulative audience of 472,000 viewers.
This year, PR7s unveiled a revolutionary new prize that unites the men’s and women’s competitions, with combined points throughout the season determining the winner of the United Championship. Eight teams compete within four franchises: Experts, Headliners, Loggerheads, and Loonies. A men’s team and a women’s team represent each franchise.
PR7s events will boast a party-like atmosphere with bands, D.J.s, games, contests, partner integration, and special appearances. Tickets for the tournaments in San Jose, Washington, D.C., and Austin this July are now available at prsevens.com/tickets.
About Premier Rugby Sevens
Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) is a groundbreaking professional sports league in North America that debuted in 2021. With a focus on accessibility and entertaining content for fans, the league showcases the electrifying sport of rugby sevens through a touring format in cities across the United States and Canada. PR7s is the first sports organization of its kind, with four women’s teams and four men’s teams under one umbrella with equal pay. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to PRSevens.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
About Fubo Sports Network
Available on 75 million devices, Fubo Sports Network is the live, free-to-consumer TV network featuring sports stories on and off the field. Launched by live TV streaming platform fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO) in September 2019, Fubo Sports Network airs live sports, award-winning original programming such as No Chill with Gilbert Arenas and Getcha Popcorn Ready with T.O. and Hatch and partner content from Lights Out Xtreme Fighting, Stadium, USA TODAY, Flex Fight, World Poker Tour and BeIN Sports Xtra, , among others. Stream for free on LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels, Sports on Tubi, Plex, Hisense Smart TVs, and XUMO or as part of fuboTV’s subscription packages of 100+ sports, news and entertainment channels.
Eric Nemeth, Premier Rugby Sevens
Bianca Illion, fuboTV