Channel 4 and Amazon Prime Video have agreed to share coverage of rugby’s Autumn Nations Cup.
The competition that runs from November has been introduced to replace the international tours postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will follow the restarted 6 Nations competition.
Both broadcasters will show exclusive live coverage of the inaugural competition’s opening match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Amazon Prime Video will
The 16-game cup competition will be held over four weeks and features all Six Nations teams – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales – who will be joined by Georgia and Fiji. Amazon will screen all 16 matches with Channel 4 also showing England vs Ireland and Ireland’s game against Georgia.
Channel 4’s Head of Sport Pete Andrews said: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with Amazon to bring rugby fans this fantastic tournament. It’s thrilling to be offering first class live international rugby on Channel 4 and it’s great to be launching the tournament live on a Friday night with Ireland v Wales.”
Amazon has previous acquired UK rights to the Premier League and US Open Tennis.