LOS ANGELES (April, 12 2012) –Grand Prix Entertainment recently announced that it has named NFL Network as its exclusive US broadcast partner for the July 2013 Grand Prix professional rugby sevens championships.
USA Rugby is their partner in this venture, and an official member of the Unites States Olympic Committee as well as the Rugby World Cup’s International Rugby Board. They had previously awarded Grand Prix the exclusive rights to own, operate and globally broadcast Rugby Sevens, which was named a new Olympic sport soon after.
The Chairman of Grand Prix Entertainment welcomed the announcement, saying,“From day one NFL Network was our preferred network partner. We are excited NFL Network supports our vision for the sport of Rugby, which just so happens to be the “Father of American Football.”
Nigel Melville, CEO of USA Rugby, was just as enthusiastic, saying, “When I came to the U.S. five years ago I believed Rugby could become a major U.S. professional sport. Olympic inclusion and now a broadcast partner in NFL Network takes USA Rugby and our partners at Grand Prix all that much closer to the dream.”