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STV Player seeks Rugby World Cup with FreeSports

STV Player is looking to get in on the Rugby World Cup action after FreeSports, the UK’s only free-to-air sports channel was made available on the platform.

The digital service is the first platform to host a live-stream of the 24-hour sports channel, enabling fans to clock in whenever they wish to keep up to speed with the latest on-pitch action.

As the World Cup gets underway, STV will welcome fans with exclusive access to all home nation matches, augmented by a wealth of features such as ‘picture in picture’ to allow audiences to work and watch simultaneously.

Richard Williams, STV’s digital managing director said: “We are delighted that the STV Player is becoming a destination for sports as our continued investment in programming provides viewers with an even greater choice of exclusive, live and on-demand content and increases the appeal of STV Player to the widest possible audience.”

STV’s presenting team will include contributions from Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward and Lawrence Dallaglio.

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