Autumn Nations Series 2021: Which Broadcasters for the Autumn Rugby Tour?

Teams from the Southern Hemisphere are returning to Europe to challenge teams from the Northern Hemisphere.

The COVID-19 pandemic had shuffled the cards of the 2020 international calendar. Nations in the Southern Hemisphere did not travel due to travel restrictions. In order to save the finances of the larger EU, the members of the 6 nations decided to forgo Test-matches and start a new competition with eight teams, L’Autumn Nations Cup 2020, by integrating Georgia and Fiji.

This year, Test-matches between Northern Hemisphere countries and Southern Hemisphere countries are making their comeback, culminating in the much-awaited France – New Zealand at the Stade de France on Saturday, 20 November.

TV rights are being centralized

Since last year, the TV and marketing rights of the six member associations of the 6 Nations have been centralized by the tournament’s commercial company with the aim of increasing revenue. However, unlike the UK where Amazon will be the exclusive broadcaster for 17 matches, France will have three broadcasters. Autumn Nations Series 2021 Because of some of the past contracts that haven’t ended yet.

blue match 2 on france

Special broadcaster of the November Test matches of the XV of France for several decades, France 2 Fabian Galthy’s 3 blues matches: France – Argentina on Saturday 6 November at 9 pm, France – Georgia Sunday 14 November at 2 pm and France – New Zealand Shock on Saturday 20 November at 9 pm. Viewers will find the pair Matthew Lartot – Dmitry Yachvili on the pitch with Cecil Grace in the comments.

With the recent centralization of TV rights, the public group could lose the broadcast of home matches of France XV in the medium term, these are not part of the list of events of major importance that should explicitly be broadcast. Group sales of European matches should interest many broadcasters who would be able to offer exclusively blue matches alongside large international posters.

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France 2 Women’s XV de France will also broadcast three Test matches on its antenna: France – South Africa on Saturday 6 November at 3 pm and the double clash France – New Zealand on Saturday 13 November and Saturday 20 November at 3 pm. The three meetings will be commented on by Ines Hirigoyen at the edge of the field by Jean Abelhoue – Laura Di Muzio.

Wales, Scotland and Ireland beIN SPORTS . Feather

again this year, be involved in sports Will broadcast the home games of Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Thus, the sports channel will be offering eleven matches live this Saturday including Wales – New Zealand at 6.15 pm, Wales – Africa on Saturday 6 November at 6.30 pm, Ireland – New Zealand on Saturday 13 November at 4.15 pm and Wales – Australia on Saturday 20 November evening 6.30 pm

it will be the last time be involved in sports will show Scotland’s matches on its channel, with the current deal ending at the end of the 2021 tour. In connection with the telecast of Wales and Ireland Test matches, the contract for be involved in sports The Fall 2022 Tour will end after that.

England, Italy and French Barbarians on Chanel team

Group Team Earlier this week it announced the acquisition of exclusive rights to 27 international meetings for the period 2021-2023. Broadcasting will begin this fall with three matches in England and three matches in Italy.

England and Italy’s matches were part of the new “centralized lot” as the previous TV contract expired. fall tour of blue Team was broadcast on rugby+ in 2017 and 2018. For Rose’s XV, this group is Altice (SFR Sport Then RMC Sport) which broadcast matches at home during the last four seasons (2016 – 2020 period).

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The free channel will explicitly feature six international posters during the first three Saturdays of November: Italy – New Zealand and England – Tonga on Saturday 6 November, Italy – Argentina and England – Australia Saturday 13 November, Italy – Uruguay and England – South Africa Saturday 20 November.

Offer to team channel Will get rich in years thanks to the end of old contracts of be involved in sports. In November 2022, the sports channel will offer matches for Scotland in addition to England and Italy. Then during the summer of 2023, Team The 2023 World Cup pre-season matches of England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and Wales will be telecast exclusively.

Apart from England and Italy, team channel The French will also broadcast the Barbarians Test match against Tonga on Saturday, 13 November at 4 pm.

The full TV schedule of the Autumn Nations Series 2021:

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