The Six Nations Council today announced that they have entered into an agreement with TV3 for the broadcast of the Six Nations Championship for a period of four years from 2018 until 2021.
TV3 will broadcast live coverage of all matches in the Championship as well as previews, magazine and highlight programmes.
TV3 will also broadcast delayed match replays of all matches to complement live coverage and give maximum exposure to rugby’s ‘greatest Championship’.
Commenting on the agreement, John Feehan, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, said: “We are delighted to be working with TV3 on developing the interest in the Championship and to ultimately grow this wonderful competition in Ireland.
“TV3’s coverage of Rugby World Cup was very successful and we believe that they will inject new and exciting ideas in the broadcasting of the Six Nations Championship.
“I wish to acknowledge the excellent work and support of RTE in the coverage of the RBS 6 Nations Championship over the years, and indeed we look forward to working with them for the remaining two years of the existing contract.”
Niall Cogley, TV3 Group’s Director of Broadcasting, commented: “In the last two months TV3 has been able to demonstrate its credentials as Ireland’s national commercial broadcaster with a refreshing and comprehensive presentation of all 48 games in the Rugby World Cup.
“We are gratified that the Six Nations Unions and Federations and their Executive team were sufficiently impressed by our recent work.
“We very much look forward to presenting rugby’s greatest Championship into the foreseeable future and making TV3 the home of rugby in Ireland.”