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Amazon set to try for Six Nations broadcast rights

Streamer expected to join Sky, BBC and ITV in the tender process for the next round of broadcasting rights

Amazon is reportedly planning to bid for the broadcast rights to the Six Nations following last year’s successful Autumn Nations Cup.

According to the Telegraph, Amazon is set to join the tender process for rights, which will also reportedly include autumn internationals, which has reopened after being put on hold last March due to the pandemic.

The streamer is likely to face competition from Sky as well as the BBC and ITV who will look to renew their current £90 million-a-year deal, which expires at the end of this year’s competition.

The Six Nations is included in Category B of the Ofcom code on sports and other listed and designated events, which means events can be shown on pay-TV, provided sufficient secondary coverage (highlights, delayed broadcast, etc.) is made to free-to-air broadcasters.