Get the biggest celebs stories by email Subscribe We will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email ITV viewers may be annoyed to learn that they won't get their Monday fix of This Morning or Loose Women. The daytime shows have both been dropped from schedules by the channel, to make way for the Rugby World Cup coverage. Yet again Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will not be on screen, and neither will any of the Loose ladies. The same move came just last Thursday when both shows were replaced with the sporting coverage, while it's also happened on two other occasions this month.
The tournament will be offered on a pay to watch basis, with packages to include a tournament pass and passes for individual matches. TVNZ will screen selected matches free-to-air.
New Zealanders will be able to stream Rugby World Cup matches and related content live or on-demand over their home broadband or mobile connection, using a wide range of devices — including TVs, mobiles, tablets and laptops. The service will offer both free and paid content and will be available to all New Zealanders - not just Spark customers.
We intend to use the power of technology to give Kiwis more control and better choices about what they watch, when they watch and how they watch.
We believe this makes Rugby World Cup viewing more accessible to many more New Zealanders than has been the case for recent tournaments. We believe that this deal will give fans in New Zealand access to an exceptional viewer experience that will deliver even more action, analysis and coverage to more people than ever before.
The tournament is a major addition to our sport event line up, and builds on our recent Commonwealth Games coverage.
Details of these matches will be released in the coming months. Although of course we are likely to offer Spark customers some special deals and experiences. Given how passionate New Zealanders are when it comes to watching their favourite sports, we have an ongoing interest in playing our part as sports viewing moves online as well.
New Zealanders will be able to stream the matches over their broadband or mobile connection, via an app that will be compatible with a wide range of devices — including TVs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.
TVNZ will offer selected matches free-to-air. How much will it cost?
This will include a full tournament package and individual match passes. Which games will be screened free-to-air via TVNZ?
We will be streaming the tournament over an app that will be available to all New Zealanders, no matter who their broadband or mobile provider is. The app will be compatible with a wide range of devices.
It will be free to download and then matches and packages will be offered on a pay to watch basis. Selected matches will be also be available free-to-air via TVNZ. What sort of free content might you offer online via the app? The vast majority of New Zealanders can and do already access streaming services very effectively and that number continues to grow with UFB and RBI programmes roll-outs continuing.
However, we are very mindful that in late , some people may still not have adequate coverage to stream the matches at home.
We want to do our best to give as many New Zealanders as possible to watch - so we are looking at a range of options. What tournaments are included? Details TBC shortly.