RUGBY UNION: RBS 6 Nations 2013 – Exclusively live on BBC Sport

January 23, 2013

BBC Sport will have extensive coverage of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations during February and March 2013 with all 15 games exclusively live on BBC TV.

The 2013 tournament concludes in grand style with the title decider in Cardiff between old foes Wales and England in front of a raucous Millenniums Stadium crowd, with the visitors looking to secure their first Grand Slam in a decade.

Wales faltered after winning the Grand Slam in 2012 with a string of defeats, but their confidence has slowly been rebuilt during this year’s Championship after three successive away victories over France, Italy and Scotland.

England travel to the Millennium Stadium aiming to secure the title against the reigning champions, with the prospect of a first Grand Slam since 2003 also on the cards.

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XMAS WATCH: BBC to replay the best sporting moments of 2012

December 17, 2012

The BBC will celebrate this extraordinary year of sport by replaying a selection of the defining sporting moments of 2012 on the Red Button over the festive period.

BBC Sport has captured the majority of the main headlines and compelling stories that have absorbed millions across the nation throughout this vintage year, including the Six Nations, Euro 2012, Wimbledon and Formula 1, with the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Games taking centre stage for 17 glorious days in the summer.

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BROADCASTING: BBC scales back Red Button service

October 3, 2012

The BBC will cut the number of video streams it offers through its interactive Red Button TV service later this month, as it shifts the focus of the service to emerging online platforms.

From October 15, the BBC will reduce the number of red button video streams from five to just one to more than 20 million homes with Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, bringing the service in line with its existing Freeview offering.

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RUGBY UNION: RBS Six Nations 2012 on the BBC

January 25, 2012

Northern hemisphere rugby’s finest go head-to-head for the 2012 RBS Six Nations Championship, and the BBC will have every angle covered from all 15 games exclusively live.

The corporation will once again provide extensive multiplatform coverage of every match across five separate weekends during February and March, with John Inverdale leading the BBC’s live output for the seventh consecutive year.

Other presenters include Gabby Logan and Jason Mohammad.

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RUGBY UNION: BBC Sport keeps hold of Six Nations rugby until 2017

November 23, 2011

Six Nations rugby will continue to be broadcast on the BBC until 2017, following the announcement of a four-year extension to the current deal.

The new contract extends BBC Sport’s partnership as the official broadcaster of the Six Nations Championship to 15 unbroken years, having held onto exclusive rights since 2003.

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