RTÉ renews Six Nations rugby rights

Irish public-service broadcaster RTÉ has renewed its rights for rugby union’s Six Nations tournament for four years, from 2014 to 2017.

RTÉ will continue to show exclusive coverage in Ireland of all 15 matches from the tournament each year. The deal includes online and radio rights.

Ryle Nugent, RTÉ’s group head of sport said: “The RBS Six Nations is a major international sporting event, steeped in history and a key part of our public service broadcast offering. This is good news for Irish sports fans and means that all 15 matches will continue to be free-to-air for Irish audiences over the next five years.”

The renewal was agreed directly with organiser and rights-holder Six Nations Rugby.