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Six Nations, South Africa, and TV rights
Discussion started by bigbitty , 08 February, 2020 08:31
Six Nations, South Africa, and TV rights
bigbitty 08 February, 2020 08:31
Wales Online are reporting that South Africa are possibly joining the 6 Nations (to become the 7 Nations) after the next world cup.

They further state that the 6 Nations will package the men's tournament with autumn internationals, the Womenís Six Nations, the Under-20 Six Nations, and other international Tests in future TV rights deals. In other words all international rugby matches will come under just one media agreement.

In theory the Six Nations could make huge financial gains from selling the rights to subscription services such as Sky, BT Sport or even Amazon Prime, who can rival current rights holders BBC and ITV and place the free-to-air viewing of the Six Nations under threat.

With South Africa on board that could make any future deal much more lucrative.

Re: Six Nations, South Africa, and TV rights
cjm. 08 February, 2020 10:30
Hate the idea. Absolutely hate it.

Re: Six Nations, South Africa, and TV rights
bigbitty 08 February, 2020 11:34
If you are talking about South Africa....I agree

If you are talking about the TV rights.....I agree.

Re: Six Nations, South Africa, and TV rights
GHA 08 February, 2020 12:49
Isn't the Six Nations on the protected free to air sports events list thing?

Re: Six Nations, South Africa, and TV rights
GHA 08 February, 2020 12:50
Category B, apparently

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Re: Six Nations, South Africa, and TV rights
HMRH 09 February, 2020 15:38
You hate South Africa or the idea?

Re: Six Nations, South Africa, and TV rights
SixNineOne 09 February, 2020 17:57
Whilst Iíd be happy to see SA join the 6 nations, I suspect it would do more damage to Southern Hemisphere rugby than benefit to the Northern Hemisphere game


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