BBC to show Six Nations on iPlayerFans will have a week to watch games

02 February 2008

A screenshot of the BBC iplayer

New iPlayer service from the BBC

The Six Nations rugby tournament which starts today will be the first major sporting event to be shown on the BBC iPlayer.

Fans who miss the channel’s live coverage or want to see the games again will be able to watch them using the online catch-up TV service.

Every single match in the championship will be available to watch via on-demand streaming for up to seven days after transmission.

The iPlayer is the BBC's online on-demand service that allows viewers to catch up with programmes they have missed in the last week.

Rugby fans

BBC Sport's Head of Interactive, Ben Gallop, said: ‘We want viewers to be able to watch the best sporting action wherever and whenever they can, so getting the Six Nations onto BBC iPlayer is a major step forward.

‘The Six Nations is a fantastic event and rugby fans can now catch up with the ups and downs of the championship at their leisure.’

The 2008 Six Nations begins on Saturday 2 February and takes place over five weekends, finishing with Super Saturday on 15 March.