Six Nations BBC/ITV coverage split details confirmed

The BBC and ITV have today confirmed details of their Rugby Six Nations Coverage; the first time that the two broadcasters have shared coverage.

The 2016 championship marks the start of a six-year deal between the BBC and ITV following BBC Sport budget cuts that will see the matches shared between both broadcasters on television and online. Radio coverage remains exclusive to BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra.

Here's where you'll find coverage of each match on TV:

Date
Time
Fixture / Location
Channel
Saturday
6 February
14:25
France v Italy
Stade de France
BBC One
Saturday
6 February
16:50
Scotland v England
Murrayfield
BBC One
Sunday
7 February
15:00
Ireland v Wales
Aviva Stadium
ITV
Saturday
13 February
14:25
France v Ireland
Stade de France
BBC One
Saturday
13 February
16:50
Wales v Scotland
Principality Stadium
BBC One
Sunday
14 February
14:00
Italy v England
Stadio Olimpico
ITV
Friday
26 February
20:05
Wales v France Principality Stadium
BBC One
Saturday
27 February
14:25
Italy v Scotland
Stadio Olimpico
ITV
Saturday
27 February
16:50
England v Ireland
Twickenham
ITV
Saturday
12 March
13:30
Ireland v Italy
Aviva Stadium
ITV
Saturday
12 March
16:00
England v Wales
Twickenham
ITV
Sunday
13 March
15:00
Scotland v France
Murrayfield
BBC One
Saturday
19 March
14:30
Wales v Italy
Principality Stadium
BBC One
Saturday
19 March
17:00
Ireland v Scotland
Aviva Stadium
ITV
Saturday
19 March
20:00
France v England
Stade de France
BBC One

BBC coverage
The BBC’s line-up includes an experienced presenting team led by John Inverdale and Gabby Logan with expert analysis from some of the biggest names in the great championship’s history, including Jeremy Guscott, Matt Dawson, Jonathan Davies, Keith Wood and Gavin Hastings.

BBC One will cover the Calcutta Cup game between Scotland and England from Murrayfield.

ITV coverage
Leading ITV's team will be presenter Mark Pougatch, joined by Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Jason Robinson, members of England’s victorious Rugby World Cup 2003 team, along with their coach Sir Clive Woodward, former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll, former Wales captain Gareth Thomas, former Scotland coach Sir Ian McGeechan, England Women World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi, former England international Ugo Monye, and former Italian captain Marco Bortolami.

Jill Douglas will also be a presenter for the tournament while Martin Bayfield will combine presenting duties with his role as England reporter. Joining them with a wealth of experience in the commentary box will be Nick Mullins and Martin Gillingham, plus co-commentators Shane Williams, Gordon D’Arcy, Ben Kay, Scott Hastings and David Flatman. Bringing viewers all the latest developments from in and around the stadia will be reporter Gabriel Clarke.



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