RugbyZone Debuts, Offering Rugby Fans the Most Complete Video, News and Information Experience Online

RugbyZone Debuts, Offering Rugby Fans the Most Complete Video,
News and Information Experience Online

Rugby Destination Kicks Off Launch with Free, Full Length Video Coverage of the Tri Nations Match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks

SAN CARLOS, Calif.–August 14, 2008–RugbyZone.com drives forward today bringing fans worldwide the most in-depth and interactive rugby destination available online. RugbyZone, which replaces the MediaZone Rugby site, is the first rugby destination to provide a completely integrated, broadband multimedia experience while catering to an underserved rugby fan base worldwide that has had limited access to the sport’s most anticipated, championship-class matches.

The launch of RugbyZone is highlighted by FREE access to that South Africa vs. New Zealand match. This critical Tri Nations clash will be available to fans 4 hours after the full time whistle and can be accessed with a coupon code. For more information visit: www.rugbyzone.com/freematch.

In addition to this FREE match, RugbyZone will also deliver exclusive LIVE and On Demand access to more than 275 matches each year from the Tri Nations, June Tests, Celtic Tests, Super 14, 2009 Lions Tour, Currie Cup, Heineken Cup, Air New Zealand Cup and North American Rugby competitions to fans in more than 200 countries, including the USA.

RugbyZone uniquely gives users the interactivity of the Internet with the quality and reliability of traditional television. The RugbyZone platform will incorporate a variety of features surrounding video programming, including LIVE chat with fans and experts during matches, breaking news, fixtures, standings, highlights, previews, columns, blogs, archived matches, free clips, game alerts, fan forums and LIVE event community.

“The international scope of rugby and rapidly growing fan base in new markets makes it one of the most sought after sports amongst viewers; however, rugby fans are massively underserved in many territories around the world,” Glen Marques, CEO, MediaZone. “RugbyZone brings the tries, plays and complete matches directly to fans’ computers, breaking down geographic limitations and providing the highest level of coverage and community online.”

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