Eight Nations Could Be Set For A Shock Broadcast Deal Following Talks

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Prime Nations.

Rugby could be set to break new ground with streaming giants Amazon Prime opening talks to broadcast the upcoming Eight Nations in a radical move, according to the Mail on Sunday.

Sky Sports have held the rights to the November internationals for several years but their rights are up for renewal and now Amazon, who recently entered the sporting world with some Premier League and US Open coverage, are interested in screening the oval ball this time.

Amazon’s huge financial clout means they would likely have no problem outbidding the likes of Sky Sports and BT Sport should they wish but any deal is likely to be met with backlash from fans who already fork out huge amounts of money on so many subscriptions as it is.

Any broadcast rights that become available for any sport between now and the end of the year are likely to be at a premium with stadiums set to remain shut to the public in many countries.

A Six Nations spokesperson said:

“Six Nations are busy finalising the arrangements for the Autumn competition including match operations, fixture scheduling and broadcasting. An announcement will be made in due course when all elements are finalised.”

Interesting times for rugby. What do you think of Amazon Prime potentially picking up the Eight Nations?