RTÉ left reeling as TV3 secure Six Nations TV rights from 2018 5 years ago

RTÉ left reeling as TV3 secure Six Nations TV rights from 2018

If you liked the World Cup on TV3, you are going to love the Six Nations on TV3.

Irish viewers may as well get used to Matt Williams, Keith Wood and Matt Cooper discussing the nation's rugby fortunes as it appears TV3 have secured the rights for the 2018 Six Nations.

The four year-deal will run until 2021.

The news was confirmed in an official statement from the Six Nations. It read:

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 to give maximum exposure to Rugby's Greatest Championship.

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This follows the broadcaster staging all 48 of the recent Rugby World Cup live during September and October.

Get used to looking at this set, which may be even jazzier in 2018:

A mock up of how the 6 Nations set might look. TV3 along with The Six Nations Council today (Wednesday 11th November) announced that it has secured the rights to the Six Nations Championship for a period of 4 years from 2018 until 2021, following the conclusion of a competitive tender process.  TV3 will broadcast every game live and free-to-air for viewers in the Republic of Ireland from 2018 onwards. TV3’s coverage will also include previews, magazine programmes and highlight shows as well as delayed match replays of all matches to complement live coverage and give maximum exposure to ‘Rugby’s Greatest Championship’. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***