Thursday, June 16, 2016

CBS Sports Network To Show Summer Series On Delay

There have been a lot of unhappy fans upset that the Eagles Summer Series appeared to be exclusive to The Rugby Channel under a paywall. It seems those complaints have been answered after U.S.A. Rugby announced today at the CBS Sports Network will air both the U.S.-Italy and U.S.-Russia matches on delay. The Italy game will air on June 19th, at 9:00 p.m. et/6:00 p.m. pt while the Russia match will air on June 26th at the same time.

CBS Sports Network is available on all major carriers and has been trying to increase their reach recently with sports like Lacrosse and Arena football. By airing the matches on delay it will give fans an option other than paying for The Rugby Channel. TRC will still be airing the matches live but this deal does seem to suggest that the CBS Sports Network deal is "over the top" of TRC and not the other way around, as TRC has been advertised.