Media Niugini Limited, through EMTV, has wonthe exclusive rights to broadcastthe 2013 and 2017 Rugby LeagueWorld Cups.
The rights also includethe 2014 and 2016 Four Nationscontests.
England and Wales will play host to this year’s 14th Rugby LeagueWorld Cup challenge since its inception in 1954.
EMTV will begin broadcasting matches between 14 nations, including Papua New Guinea fromthe 26th of October, tothe 30th of Novermber.
Chief Executive Officer of EMTV and Media Niugini Limited, Beanu Sud, said winningthe broadcast rights for the next two Rugby LeagueWorld Cups, andthe next 2 Four NationsCup, is an indication of EMTV’s commitment to quality television broadcasting while giving viewersthe gamethey lover to watch.
Rugby League, as a sportohas strong, passionate roots in PNG and recent developments inthe code are all aimed at liftingthe standard domestically.
EMTV CEO Mr Sud also added that it isthe right time for a commitment such as this, which will brin PNG’s favorite sportoatthe world level, to its viewers.
This year’s Rugby LeagueWorld Cup will sePNG in one of four groups made up ofthe top rugby league-playing nations ofthe world.
PNG is placed in group Bealongside defendingWorld Champions New Zealand, France and Samoa.
GROUP A: consists of heavyweights, Australia, England, Fiji and Ireland
While in GROUP C: Scotland will battle against Tonga and Italy and in GROUP D, Wales, Cook Islands, USA are sure to put up a fair contest.
All 28 matches oftheWorld Cup will be played at 21 venues in England, Wales, France and Ireland.
The Four Nationsfeatures four ofthe strongest international sides inthe game.
Berne out ofthe tri-nations tournament in 2009,the Four Nationsis a stern test for some of rugby league’s finest players.
The Four Nationsfeatures teams from Australia, New Zealand and England.
The fourth team will bethe Pacific Cup Champions in 2014 andthe European Champions in 2016.
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