NBC To Broadcast 6N In Six Year Deal

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9 October 2017

The Six Nations will be broadcast by NBC in the US from 2018, joining Rugby World Cup, World Sevens Series and Aviva Premiership action as part of the multi-channel broadcasters live output. The deal (reported to be for six years) will see NBC, one of the premier sports broadcasters in the US, show all 15 matches across both digital and linear platforms across the seven weeks. NBC, NBCSN, and CNBC will combine to present linear coverage, and NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all coverage.

Commenting on the partnership, Six Nations CEO John Feehan said: "We are very excited to be working with NBC Sports Group on the broadcast of the Six Nations Championship in the USA. It is fantastic that rugby's greatest championship will now be showcased on NBC Sports' broadcast, cable, and digital platforms, which will allow us to bring it to a bigger audience in the USA."

Since 2003, average TV viewing of the Six Nations has increased by over 30% across the core six territories (now over 125 million TV viewers annually), broadcast in over 180 countries globally with over one million fans attend the 15 games each year.

Jon Miller, president, programming, NBC Sports Group said: "The Six Nations Championship is an iconic centrepiece of our robust rugby portfolio, which has featured the addition of exclusive US media rights for the Rugby World Cup and Premiership Rugby in the past two years."

NBC also broadcasts Olympic Rugby,

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