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Whisper appointed host broadcaster for Rugby League World Cup 2021

Whisper says it expects to deliver over 4,500 hours of live action during the tournament

Sports broadcast production company Whisper has been appointed to deliver broadcast production, distribution and rights holding broadcasters’ facilities and service requirements across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournaments.

RLWC2021 takes place over five weeks this autumn and is expected to reach over 150 million people in over 100 international territories.

Whisper says it expects to deliver over 4,500 hours of live action across all three iterations of the tournament.

Jonathan Neill, RLWC2021 commercial director said: “Whisper demonstrated a clear commitment and ability to interpret and apply the strategy of Rugby League World Cup 2021 to broadcast production. Both organisations share the vision to deliver the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup ever, and via utilising technology and Whisper’s storytelling we will provide engaging content to both existing and new audiences.

Mark Cole, Whisper managing director added: “For five weeks from 23 October 2021, 21 stadia across England will host the Rugby League World Cup, with 61 matches broadcast and streamed live. We’re delighted to have been awarded the host broadcast contract and look forward to working closely with RLWC2021 and the BBC to deliver this. Rugby League World Cup 2021’s mission is to ‘create inspirational moments that engage, excite and leave a long lasting legacy’ and we will be using our host broadcast expertise, storytelling skills and visual creativity to deliver this.