Whisper Wins S4C 2019 Rugby World Cup


Whisper Wales, a sister company of Bafta-nominated Whisper Films, announces today that it will be producing S4C’s coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Whisper will be producing live broadcasts and edited highlights of nine World Cup games, including the opening ceremony, the first game and the Final.

All the S4C 2019 Rugby World Cup broadcasts, which will include both linear and online, will be presented on location in Japan. They will be in Welsh language, with Rhys Edwards working as Executive Producer.

This new agreement sees the first collaboration between Whisper and Welsh broadcaster, S4C; Whisper will also be working with Welsh media company Lens 360 on the project.

Managing Director Sunil Patel said: “Having S4C chose to work with us for the 2019 Rugby World Cup is really fantastic news. Whisper Wales was set up earlier this year to work with local broadcasters and talent and extend the reach and offering of Whisper, particularly within football and rugby. This marks the first important partnership of Whisper Wales’ ambitious plans and is a really great way to start our new Welsh venture. It also adds to Whisper’s Rugby existing portfolio, which includes the Women’s Six Nations for the BBC. We can’t wait to get started.”

Sue Butler, S4C Sports Commissioner, said: “Whisper are known for their creative and ambitious approach to sports content and we’re looking forward to seeing their stamp on S4C’s Rugby World Cup programming. Working with Lens360, they’ll be delivering our World Cup coverage to a passionate and informed Welsh audience who both recognise and deserve the very best.”

Whisper has recently won a host of exciting new contracts from Amazon Prime, BBC and UEFA amongst others, on top of its existing portfolio, which includes the NFL Show, Six Nations and Formula One.


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