BBC confirm four-year audio rights deal for men’s Six Nations

BBC Radio will continue to broadcast the men’s Six Nations Championship between 2022-2025, following an agreement between the BBC and tournament organisers.

As per previous years, every home nation game throughout the competition will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live or 5 Live Sports Extra, with all commentaries also available on BBC Sounds and across BBC radio.

Barbara Slater, BBC Director of Sport, said: “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.”

Ben Morel, CEO of Six Nations Rugby added: “The BBC has been a fantastic partner and supporter of Six Nations. We are delighted they will continue to share all the special moments the Six Nations always delivers to fans in the UK across BBC radio as well as Television”.

Earlier this year, the BBC announced that the Six Nations will remain on free-to-air television, after tournament organisers reached an agreement with the BBC and ITV.

The 2022 Six Nations Championship will begin on the weekend of February 5th.

Posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 2:04 pm by RadioToday UK

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