It has been reported over the weekend that the Six Nations will no longer be broadcast on the BBC and/or ITV from 2022.
It doesn’t sound like it’s a done deal, but the Six Nations are ‘not ruling anything out’, and they are apparently not allowing the BBC and ITV to join forces in a bid, as they have done over the last few years.
CVC’s private equity money is currently framing any conversation about the future of the game, and you would think that Sky or BT Sport or AN Other pay-TV broadcaster would pay more than the terrestrial channels can offer.
But, the audience would be reduced dramatically if this move were to go ahead, and surely that is not good for the future of the sport.
Rugby seems to be facing problems from all angles at the moment, and this is another to add to the list.
What do you think of these reports?