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S4C strikes deal to show Wales’ Six Nations matches for next four years

07 Dec 2021 2 minute read
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S4C has struck a deal to show every Wales match in the Guinness Six Nations for the next four years.

The Welsh language broadcaster will be the only place to watch live coverage of every Wales match, after securing an agreement with the BBC and ITV, the primary rights holders.

S4C’s Clwb Rygbi Rhyngwladol, will bring live coverage, analysis and reaction to every match, starting with Ireland v Wales on Saturday 5 February.

Catrin Heledd, Clwb Rygbi Rhyngwladol host, said: “This is fantastic news for Welsh rugby. For a great many Wales supporters, it is the highlight of the rugby calendar. It is a privilege to be part of it and to be able to bring Welsh language coverage to viewers at home.

“Wales are the reigning champions and the competition is as fierce as ever. We hope you can join us in Dublin for the opener.”

S4C missed out on Wales’ autumn internationals as the rugby fixtures are taken off terrestrial TV for the first time.

Amazon ran its own Welsh language feed of the matches. It was the first time a commercial broadcaster has offered a Welsh language option for rugby.

The tech giant allowed a Welsh-language 40 minute extended highlights programme to be shown on S4C an hour after the final whistle of each fixture.


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GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
8 months ago

This is why I love S4C. It’s our channel that we can watch our football and rugby national teams for free. So shove it up your a*** Amazon.

Gareth
Gareth
8 months ago

What is also good about S4C is, that as a Welsh broadcaster, it shows the national football and rugby teams live, unlike ITV Wales, who seem to think we want to watch the english football team live. Why ?

Stuart Cane
Stuart Cane
8 months ago

Just need in S4C in HD now!

gareth roberts
gareth roberts
8 months ago

Gwych, da iawn s4c, edrych ymlaen i gwylio’r gemau

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
8 months ago

Agree with all the above comments about S$C….and also dont forget….
They are showing Live games from our Nation Club Rugby League, online , starting this Thursday…Aberafan vs Swansea and….
They show weekly live games from our National Football Leage….the Cymru Prem!! Da iawn S4C!!!

Malcolm rj
Malcolm rj
8 months ago

The BBC only interested is England and London should they change the name from the BBC to EBC or LBC and that would be a good reason for the Welsh people to stop paying for the TV licence

hdavies15
hdavies15
8 months ago

Enjoy S4C coverage far more than the BBC or other alternatives. However we do not need the increasing amount of pre and post match chatter, it really is a pain. It’s the same old, same old speculative gassing and raking over. Less would be more.

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