Six Nations

BBC and ITV to retain Six Nations rights as tournament remains FTA

Rugby’s Six Nations has reached “an agreement in principle” with the BBC and ITV to remain on free-to-air TV in the UK. The organisation has announced that it is in “exclusive discussions” with the broadcasters to extend their relationships by four-years to end after the 2025 Championships.  The deal will see ITV show all of […]

Six Nations could move to coincide with Rugby Championship

Following its indefinite postponement as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Six Nations could move to coincide with the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship. According to a report from the Daily Telegraph, the organisers of the Six Nations are receptive to the idea of moving the tournament from its long standing February-March schedule to […]

Pay TV future more likely for Six Nations after government rejects ‘A list’ appeal

The UK government has declined to place the Six Nations rugby tournament on a list of sports events that must be made available free-to-view, increasing the chances that rights to the competition will be snapped up by a pay TV provider such as Sky. The event is currently listed as a ‘category B’ competition, meaning […]

BBC claims most-watched UK sports broadcaster title

The BBC claims it was the most-watched sports broadcaster in the UK last year, despite only showing 2% of sport on television. Based on internal BBC stats from its marketing and audiences division, the broadcaster claimed it notched up 40% of all sports viewing last year compared to second place Sky Sports with 31% – […]