World Rugby has announced that it will lift the embargo on the broadcast feed for the HSBC Sevens World Series with immediate effect after the Fijian government agreed to remove World Rugby events from the Television (Cross Carriage of Designated Events) Decree 2014.

Central to the government's decision was World Rugby's offer to grant Fiji TV the right to sub-license on terms agreeable to World Rugby. This positive step serves the dual purpose of extending the broadcast footprint in Fiji, while protecting World Rugby's commercial revenues. 

Agreement was reached on Thursday following highly constructive dialogue between World Rugby, its rights-holding free-to-air broadcaster Fiji TV and the Fijian government on key issues relating to the non-consultative and retrospective application of the decree to the HSBC Sevens World Series, Rugby World Cup and Rugby World Cup Sevens, which seriously undermined World Rugby's exclusive and long-standing deal with Fiji TV.

World Rugby would like to thank the Fijian government for its full commitment to finding a positive and equitable solution that has the best interests of Fiji rugby fans at heart, and looks forward to working with Fiji TV to broadcast all the action from the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay South Africa Sevens this weekend.