RWC 2015 - Week 6 - Where Rugby Lives
In addition to bringing viewers exclusive, live coverage of Rugby World Cup later this year, we're excited to be further strengthening our ties with the game by also showing the first class, live action and unique atmosphere of the RBS 6 Nations from next year, see the full press release here.
That's right, the RBS 6 Nations have confirmed a new deal that keeps the championship on free to air television for another six years. ITV and the BBC have secured a rights deal that will see both broadcasters become home to Six Nations Rugby from 2016 to 2021. The new deal brings the Six Nations to ITV for the first time in its history and means that each year ITV will show live coverage of all England, Ireland and Italy home matches and the BBC will show live coverage of all Scotland, Wales and France home matches.
What's more, we're also proud to be broadcasting the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge live from the Copper Box Arena, this October. ITV4 will show live evening matches of the hard-hitting sport and our comprehensive coverage will include five hours of live broadcasting each day, brought by a talented team which includes Presenter, Martin Bayfield - the former England and British Lions player and Steve Brown - captain of the GB London 2012 Olympic Wheelchair Rugby team. We'll see London 2012 Paralympic gold medallists, Australia, return to the former Olympic Park, alongside silver medallists, Canada, and bronze medallists, the USA; Whilst team GB are hoping that home support can lead them to victory.