The eagerly anticipated Rugby World Cup starts on 20 September, culminating on Saturday 2 November at the 70,000-seat Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan is the ninth edition of the showcase event and the first to be hosted in Asia, where 20 participating teams will compete in a total of 48 matches at 12 venues across the country.
With just a couple of weeks to go until the tournament begins, the organisers are confident the event will set new standards in rugby broadcast production, providing a record global footprint, and attracting new fans and showcasing the sport in higher quality than ever before. Japan 2019 will reach the broadest rugby audience in history, with the action broadcast to more than 800 million households in 217 territories.
HyperActive’s part in that has been to prepare 13 EVS ChannelMAX XT3s and four EVS XHub3s for NEP UK, which have been shipped to Japan ready to capture all the action.