Rugby partnership for Observe OB, Sunset+Vine

Dublin-based Observe Outside Broadcasting and Sunset+Vine, the UK independent TV sports production and media company, have confirmed a new partnership that will produce Italy’s home fixtures during this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship.

The RBS 6 Nations awarded Host Broadcaster contract covers two matches: Italy vs Scotland on Saturday 22nd February and the Italy vs England encounter on Saturday 15th March. Both matches will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

In the newly formed collaboration Observe Outside Broadcasting will be responsible for the supply of technical facilities and crew with Sunset+Vine to supply all production personnel including directors, producers and the location management involved in distributing the live match coverage from the Stadio Olimpico across the world.

Jeff Foulser, chairman of Sunset+Vine, says: “We are truly excited about partnering with Observe and the chance to take our extensive rugby production experience and apply it to one of the most treasured rugby tournament brands: the RBS 6 Nations.

“The strength of our production is built around our team’s experience of being the host broadcaster for the past four seasons of the Aviva Premiership, first with ESPN and now with BT Sport, as well as from the past six seasons of Heineken Cup, the IRB Rugby World Cup and various Lions Tours. We are looking forward to the challenge ahead and we’re confident that we’ll deliver something very special with Observe for RBS 6 Nations fans.”

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