UNLOCK THE POWER OF
RUGBY ON NINE IN 2023
Nine is the home of Rugby Union. Reaching more fans than ever before across the year. A major global sport and truly multi-cultural game, which connects Australia with the rest of the world on an international stage.
It's the game they play in heaven, and Rugby on Nine in 2023 will see fans feasting on an unrivalled commitment to premium Rugby content spread across our Television, Radio, Digital and Print offering.
Featuring a commentary team lineup of Rugby Union superstars and experts led by Roz Kelly and Nick McArdle, Wide World of Sports will produce every game shown on Nine and Stan Sport, with cutting-edge technology and studios that offer the best possible experience for Rugby fans.
To find out what your brand can achieve with a Rugby Union partnership, request a tailored response to help realise your marketing objectives.
Check out what's to come for Rugby on Nine this season...
Rugby Union is a compelling platform for brands - offering authenticity, excitement and connection with millions of highly engaged fans.
From the Rugby purist to the casual viewer, Nine covers all the action - with broadcasts of Wallabies and Wallaroos test matches, plus a Super Rugby Pacific match every Saturday night live on 9Gem throughout the season.
And with Nine's WIN network partnership, it really is a sport that touches all corners of the community.
The Rugby World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and the pinnacle of the 15 man game. Held every four years it is contested by the best international teams from across the globe.
The tournament touches all corners of the community and unites Australia behind the green and gold across the whole Nine ecosystem, from Channel 9 and 9Now, our digital and print executions and talk radio.
ALL WALLABIES GAMES LIVE FROM FRANCE ON CHANNEL 9 AND 9NOW
8TH SEPTEMER - 28TH OCTOBER 2023
CAPTIVATING MORE HIGHLY ENGAGED FANS THAN EVER BEFORE
Reached 2.3 million Aussies in 2022 across Metro Australia
Of Super Rugby Pacific were streamed across 9Now in 2022
Eyes on Nine for the July Series v England in 2022 – 11.9% YOY increase
YOY growth on 9Now of 45% across the July Tests with 14.5million minutes streamed
Source: OzTAM Live VPM, Super Rugby, 19 Feb - 18 Jun 2022, includes coviewing on connected tv devices. OzTAM Live VPM, July Tests Rugby, 2 July – 16 July 2022, includes coviewing on connected tv devices. Adobe Analytics, WWOS - Rugby, 19/02/2022 - 18/06/2022, 02/07/2022 - 16/07/202, page views. Based on cumulative page views for these periods. OzTAM (5 City Metro) + Regional TAM (Combined Agg Mkts) data, 19 Feb – 18 June 2022, Super Rugby Pacific includes pre and post matches (Nine Network + Affiliates), Reach, Total People, consolidated 7. OzTAM (5 City Metro) + Regional TAM (Combined Agg Mkts) data, 2 Jul – 16 Jul, Wallabies vs England includes pre and post matches (Nine Network + Affiliates), Reach, Total People, consolidated 7.
RUGBY ON NINE CONNECTS WITH HEARTLAND AUSTRALIA
Super Rugby Pacific reach in 2022
July Test viewers in 2022
Source: Regional TAM (Combined Agg Mkts) data, 19 Feb – 18 June 2022, Super Rugby Pacific includes pre and post matches (Nine Network Affiliates), Reach, AUD & Commercial Share %, Demos as above, consolidated 7. Regional TAM (Combined Agg Mkts), 2 Jul – 22 Jul 2022 vs 7 Jul-17 Jul 2021, Wallabies V England includes pre and post matches & Wallabies vs France, Total People, AUD (match only) & Reach, Consolidated 7.
Rugby Storytelling Across Nine's platforms
Nine broadcasts every game with an always on strategy across 9, 9Gem and 9Now, including amplification across our news and current affairs portfolio as well as the Today Show, weekly updates on Nine Radio, in depth analysis within our publishing mastheads, alongside Stan Sport for the Rugby purist who wants to see every single game in high definition, live and on-demand.
Network amplification across Today Show and Nine's News and Current Affairs
Weekly code updates from Nine's Rugby commentary team across WWOS radio on 2GB and 4BC
Sydney Morning Herald and Age Rugby page views 9.6 Million across 2022
With dedicated columnists and reporters.
2.6 Million Unique Visitors
4.6 Million Visits
1.5 Million Total Streams
3x Rugby social channels up 120% year-on-year
Source: Roy Morgan database ending June 2021. OzTAM Metro + Regional Data, Nine Network, Cumulative Reach, Super Rugby, July Test, Bledisloe Cup, Rugby Championships, 19/2/2021 – 2/10/2021, Consolidated 7 data. GfK Radio Ratings, SMBP Survey 6 2021, Mon-Sun 5.30am-12MN, Cume (000s), Nine Talk Radio – 2GB, 3AW, 4BC, 6PR; Nielsen Consumer and Media View National Online Survey S03 2021. Fused April 2021; Roy Morgan Asteroid single source database for the 12 months ending June 2021. Adobe Analytics, WWOS – Rugby, 19/2/21 – 4/10/21, unique visitors, visits, page views; Internal Brightcove data, WWOS – Rugby, 19/2/21 – 4/10/21 total streams, viewed minutes
One Network covering all the action
Realise Big Ideas
and drive results
for your brand
Big ideas make brands famous.
As does the power of premium sporting content.
And with the help of Powered by Nine, we have a big idea for every budget, underpinned by Australia’s best Rugby Union content. From the main game to the experts and the entertainers, we provide brands with an unrivalled platform to tell their story.
ISUZU LEVERAGED A CROSS-MEDIA RUGBY PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER HIGH IMPACT MARKETING MOMENTS
CHALLENGE: At the heart of every Isuzu lies a tried and tested DNA of a refined combination of power, efficiency and reliability. In 2022 Isuzu wanted to bring this to life through the launch of the latest Isuzu D-MAX and MU-X, and to ultimately connect their product with a male audience.
SOLUTION: Rugby on Nine was identified as the perfect sporting vehicle to support Isuzu, over the Super Rugby Pacific and Wallabies Season, through compelling storytelling across our Total TV offering - including Channel 9, 9Now and Stan Sport, alongside radio integrations and Sports Sunday extension.
RESULTS: Utilising Nine's Rugby Union coverage, Isuzu put their brand message at the heart of the action - with a campaign consisting of an integrated Half-Time key moment with verbal introduction, Live Break TVC, Billboards, Radio integration and a Key Rugby Moment extension across Sports Sunday during the Wallabies season.
PUT YOUR BRAND AT THE HEART OF THE ACTION WITH RUGBY UNION ON NINE IN 2023
Sports marketing is a powerful tool that many brands have leveraged to deliver real success. Best of all, it’s a genre that works across virtually every industry. Why does it have such power? Because it has the ability to connect brands with fans.
There is plenty of opportunity available to grow your brand through the power of Rugby Union on Nine in 2023. We're up for the challenge. Brief us today.
To find out more about what your brand can achieve with a Rugby Union partnership, request a tailored response to help realise your marketing objectives.