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09/08/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/08/2023 06:37

Getty Images to cover Rugby World Cup 2023 as Authorized Photographic Agency

Paris - September 8, 2023: Getty Images (NYSE: GETY), a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, today announced its award-winning photographers, editors and operations staff will be capturing the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 as the competition's Authorized Photographic Agency.

Serving as the Authorized Photographic Agency of World Rugby since 1999, Getty Images will deploy a team of over 20 to shoot more than 1 million images, from the Opening Ceremony on September 8th to the Final on October 28th. With an expert team of assigned World Rugby photographers, Getty Images will have exclusive shooting positions for every match and behind-the-scenes access to capture differentiated content including player portraits, on-field action and atmospheric venue imagery.

"As a longstanding partner of World Rugby, Getty Images continues to deliver unparalleled specialist visual expertise to showcase the unique moments of the sport," said Paul Gilham, Senior Director of Editorial Photography at Getty Images. "From the creativity our team brings to the player portraits to our editorial operation team's ability to get world-class imagery from camera to customer in record time, Getty Images will provide World Rugby with unrivaled quality and breadth of coverage. We are excited to see our partnership continue and bring this year's Rugby World Cup to life through stunning imagery."

With an unrivalled history in capturing world-class sports events, Getty Images covers over 160,000 editorial events a year, including over 50,00 major sports events. Getty Images has covered 9 Rugby World Cups since the tournament's inception in 1987.

Getty Images partners with many of the most significant sports leagues and governing bodies in the world. Today, Getty Images is an official photographer or photographic partner to over 120 of the world's leading sports governing bodies, leagues and clubs, including NZ Rugby Union, FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, Formula 1 and many more.

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