How to watch Round 2 of the Six Nations on TV this weekend.
The Six Nations 2021 tournament resumes this weekend, but how will spectators be able to watch the games? All of the television coverage is provided by Express Sport.
The Six Nations tournament began on Saturday, February 6th, and has already produced some exciting encounters. Holders England were defeated 11-6 by Scotland, who finally broke a 38-year hoodoo at Twickenham. In other matches, Wales defeated 14-man Ireland 21-16 in Cardiff, while France got off to a flying start with a 50-10 thrashing of Italy.
England hosts Italy in the second round of the Six Nations, while Wales visits Scotland.
The round will be completed by a match between Ireland and France in Dublin.
In the United Kingdom, the BBC and ITV share broadcast rights for the Six Nations, with Virgin Media presenting coverage in Ireland.
The present deal, however, expires after the 2021 championship, prompting speculation that this will be the tournament’s final year on free-to-air television.
Six Nations boss Ben Morel, on the other hand, has brushed off fears that the coveted tournament will be moved behind a paywall.
“There isn’t any reason to believe that. The Championship in 2021 will kick off a new process for broadcast rights in numerous of our territories,” Morel explained.
“Conversations for the United Kingdom and Ireland will begin in the coming weeks, and we will speak with all of the major broadcasters.
“As is the nature of the industry, we are entering a fresh broadcast discussion, and our six unions will have to strike the correct balance from the needed money to get back into the game, just like any other year.
“Everything goes back into growing rugby, and we need adequate funding, and the conditions here are extremely revealing in that regard.
“However, in order for the game to develop, you must strike the correct mix between funding, exposure, and the aspirational material we can deliver to new audiences. That equilibrium will remain the same as it has been in the past.
“At the same time, consumer and fan behavior in regards to sport and content is rapidly changing.
“I don’t think it’s as black-and-white as free-to-air versus paywall; there are a lot of options on the spectrum. At the same time, you must account for their shifting patterns.
“That’s where we’re at…” says the Brinkwire Summary News.