Here's how you can watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 in the UAE
With every sporting event, the all important question always is: who has the streaming rights in the UAE? With just a day to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, UAE expats who want to watch the games from the comfort of their homes were left wondering just that.
Last week, it was finally revealed that the broadcast rights in the Middle East for the 2019 Rugby World Cup had been secured by BeIN Sport after an eleventh hour agreement.
The tournament kicks off on Friday September 20 as hosts Japan take on Russia in Tokyo Stadium.
How to watch?
BeIN Sport packages are available on both Du and Etisalat Satellite providers. The Etisalat Unlimited Sports package costs Dhs 559 and costs about Dhs 110 on top of the regular TV package on Du.
Viewers who want to watch the game son either their computers or their phones can sign up directly for the beIN Connect service.
You can subscribe to beIN Connect on your computer and enjoy sports and entertainment on your mobile, tablet and home devices at any time. You can also watch your favorite programs on AirPlay and Chromecast.
How long is the World Cup on for?
The Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan this year from from September 20 - November 2 and will have 48 matches in total. The game will be played at 12 stadiums in total. With 20 teams fighting for the top spot, and five favourites to win, this is going to be an interesting 43 days.