Discovery secures exclusive rights to broadcast the Six Nations in Italy
By Shantanu Srivastav | January 25, 2018
Discovery Italia will continue to have exclusive rights to broadcast the Six Nations national team rugby union tournament in Italy as part of its renewal deal with Italian Rugby Federation (FRI).
The new rights, which run until 2021, include television and online rights, plus the women’s Six Nations.
DMAX, the Discovery-owned free-to-air digital terrestrial channel, and DPlay, the OTT live-streaming service, will show all 15 games from the competition.
Alfredo Gavazzi, president of the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR), said: “In the last four years the collaboration between FIR and Discovery Italia has developed to become one of the strategic assets of FIR communication.
“DMAX has become the reference channel for all supporters of our national team, while Eurosport with the Guinness Pro14 and the Champions Cup weekly offers a wide and high quality rugby offer.
“We are excited that the NatWest 6 Nations and the women’s 6 Nations can continue to be broadcast in our country through collaboration with Discovery to offer a quality television product together, in line with our goals for growth on and off the field.”