The RaboDirect PRO12 organisers have announced the TV schedule for live games up to and including round 13 in early January 2013, with 65 of the 78 scheduled games being broadcast free to air in local territories.
Once more there are seven broadcast partners – BBC Northern Ireland, RTE and TG4 in Ireland, BBC ALBA in Scotland, BBC Wales and S4C in Wales – all continuing their excellent comprehensive coverage and analysis of RaboDirect PRO12 games, whilst there will be a new broadcast partner in Italy in the guise of SportItalia.
Television coverage starts on Friday, August 31, with games in Italy and Ireland. The Ospreys’ fixture against Benetton Treviso will become the first live game for the new broadcaster SportItalia, while BBC Northern Ireland host Ulster v Glasgow Warriors at Ravenhill.
With the coverage continuing on Saturday as S4C televise the Scarlets against last season’s beaten finalists Leinster, and BBC ALBA showing the Edinburgh v Munster game, there is plenty to keep RaboDirect PRO12 fans entertained in the coming season.
* At present the TV coverage refers to the host broadcaster. Secondary broadcasts will be announced at a later date.
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