Six Nations Rugby pens down four-year extension with BBC Radio

Six Nations Rugby will be aired live on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra.

BBC Radio will continue to broadcast the Guinness Six Nations Championship. The official announcement was made by the Six Nations Rugby. The new deal will see BBC broadcast the Rugby championship between the 2022 and 2025 seasons.

Like the previous agreement of the partnership since 2016, every home game throughout the competition will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra. Commentaries to be also be made available on BBC Sounds and across the BCC radio networks.

Ben Morel, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, commented: “Live sport on the radio is a fantastic listener experience and we are delighted to extend our partnership with the BCC. They have been a tremendous supporter of the Six Nations for many years and we look forward to them sharing many more special moments from our wonderful Championship with fans across BBC radio as well as TV.”

“The Six Nations remaining free-to-air, across both BBC TV and radio, is excellent news for rugby fans across the UK. With the 2022 competition edging closer, we can’t wait to deliver exceptional live Six Nations coverage to the widest possible audience over the next four years,” added, Barbara Slater, BBC Director of Sports.

The BBC will also continue to provide highlights on its sports websites and score its social media handles. The Six Nations Rugby Championship is an annual international men’s rugby competition between the teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. This announcement was followed by the confirmation earlier this year between BBC and ITV to continue to broadcast the SIX Nations Championship on television until 2025.

This deal covered the men’s and women’s Six Nations, and the Under-20 tournament, as BBC broadcasted both Wales and Scotland’s home matches.

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