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Scottish Rugby signs Super6 host broadcast and domestic rights deals

Scottish Rugby has signed a domestic broadcast rights agreement and host broadcasting deal for Super6, the new rugby union series featuring semi-professional players.

Ahead of the start of the inaugural 2019-20 season this November, Scottish Rugby has struck deals with public-service broadcaster BBC Scotland and Glasgow production firm QTV Sports.

One live game per match week will be streamed live on Sunday afternoons, simultaneously on the BBC Sport Scotland and Scottish Rugby TV websites.

The linear BBC Scotland channel will air the Super6 final over the weekend of 27 to 29 March.

QTV Sports, which has experience as host broadcaster at Scotland ‘A’ and under-20 home fixtures, has been commissioned to produce the live coverage that will incorporate pitchside presentation and expert analysis during the weekly Sunday 2pm fixture.

At least three matches of each Super6 side will be broadcast live and highlights from the other games will be available online at scottishrugby.org.

Meanwhile, the Edinburgh distiller John Crabbie & Co. has extended its sponsorship ties with Scottish Rugby.