Premier Rugby Sevens Adds Fubo Sports Network as Its Newest Distribution Partner
(NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2021) As Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) prepares for its full launch in 2022, the North American league announced that Fubo Sports Network, the live, free-to-consumer TV network from sports-first live TV streaming platform fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), will broadcast their successful debut event that took place this past October. The PR7s Inaugural Championship will rebroadcast on Fubo Sports Network on Monday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
“This is an ideal opportunity with Fubo Sports Network to introduce our league to new fans this month as we prepare for our full launch in multiple cities in 2022,” said Owen Scannell, CEO of Premier Rugby Sevens. “Our inaugural event in October was just a taste of what’s to come for PR7s. I encourage everyone who hasn’t seen it to join the 472,000 viewers that have consumed our event so far and watch Fubo Sports Network on Dec. 20 at 8 p.m.”
Fubo Sports Network is available as a free channel 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.
PR7s’ debut was a watershed moment for the sports industry, as they became the first U.S. sports league to launch with men and women earning equal pay. The league made history as the first professional women’s rugby league in North America.
Fifteen Olympians from the 2020 Olympic Games competed in the inaugural event, which was broadcast live in a single day via Fox Sports in the United States, TSN in Canada, and Facebook Watch worldwide. With 120 players, six men’s teams and four women’s teams debuted in Memphis on Oct. 9, 2021. PR7s features six men’s teams and four women’s teams that play multiple games in one location on a single day. Team brands include:
- Loonies (men and women)
- Loggerheads (men and women)
- Experts (men and women)
- Headliners (men and women)
- Locals (men)
- Team (men)
The league’s first captains featured stars from both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Olympic Rugby Sevens teams, including Perry Baker (Experts men), Danny Barrett (Team men), Abby Gustaitis, (Loggerheads women), Alev Kelter (Loonies women), Matai Leuta (Locals men), Folau Niua (Headliners men), Naya Tapper, (Headliners women), Stephen Tomasin, (Loonies men) and Kevon Williams (Loggerheads men).
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, BeIN Sports Xtra, and VSiN, 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.
About Premier Rugby Sevens
Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) is a groundbreaking professional sports league in North America that debuted on Oct. 9, 2021, on Fox Sports and TSN. PR7s is the first league of its kind with both women’s teams and men’s teams under one umbrella with equal pay. With a focus on accessibility and entertaining content for fans, the league showcases the electrifying sport of rugby sevens through a single-day touring format in cities across the United States and Canada. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to PRSevens.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.