Six Nations Rugby on TV
The Six Nations Championship is an annual international rugby union competition.
The Six Nations involves six European national sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.
It is currently sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland, and also known as the RBS Six Nations.
Six Nations Rugby on TV Broadcasters
The BBC have had live coverage of the Six Nations since its inception.
In 2011 it was announced that the BBC’s coverage of the tournament on TV, radio and online, would be extended to 2017.
However, in 2016 it was announced that the BBC had renegotiated its deal, and will now share coverage with ITV until 2021. Under this deal all England, Ireland and Italy home matches will be live on ITV; all Wales, Scotland and France home matches will be live on BBC: all Wales matches live on S4C. In 2021 this deal was extended for a further 4 years, ending with the 2025 tournament.
In Ireland, RTÉ have broadcast the championship since their inception and will continue to do so until 2017 while TG4 televises highlights.
France Télévision will cover the competition in France which will last until 2017.
In Italy, from 2014 to 2017 DMAX of Discovery Communications will broadcast all matches.
In Wales, S4C broadcasts matches featuring the national team using the BBC’s feed with Welsh language commentary.
Other broadcasters of the Six Nations Rugby on TV are BeIN Sports (MENA) and Movistar+ (Spain)