The BBC has signed a deal with the International Rugby Board (IRB) to show footage of the Rugby World Cup tournament. Previously the IRB had been asking for£6,500 per minute for footage which the corporation said it was unwilling to pay. The undisclosed new cost is now considered by the BBC to be a 'fair price'. The deal lasts until the end of the year and covers BBC1's Sports Personality of the Year.

The BBC has signed a deal with the International Rugby Board (IRB) to show footage of the Rugby World Cup tournament. Previously the IRB had been asking for£6,500 per minute for footage which the corporation said it was unwilling to pay. The undisclosed new cost is now considered by the BBC to be a "fair price". The deal lasts until the end of the year and covers BBC1's Sports Personality of the Year.