Six Nations Rugby has announced that BBC Radio will continue to broadcast the Guinness Six Nations Championship, having agreed a new four-year partnership that will run between the 2022 and 2025 seasons.
As in previous Six Nations Championships, since the debut of the initial partnership in 2016, 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.
Ben Morel, CEO of Six Nations Rugby, commented: “Live sport on radio is a fantastic listener experience and we are delighted to extend our partnership with the BBC.
“They have been a tremendous supporter of the Six Nations for many years and we look forward to them sharing many more special moments from our wonderful Championship with fans across BBC radio as well as TV.”
The service continues to provide highlights on its BBC Sport website, and across its social media channels.
Barbara Slater, BBC Director of Sport, added: “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.”
As the 2022 tournament commences on the weekend of 5 February, this announcement follows the confirmation earlier this year that BBC and ITV will continue to broadcast the Six Nations Championship on television until 2025.
This deal covered the men’s and women’s Six Nations, plus the Under-20 tournament, as the BBC broadcasted both Wales and Scotland home matches.