PRO14 highlights to be shown on BBC Scotland
PRO14 Rugby and BBC can confirm that Free-To-Air highlights of the Guinness PRO14 will be screened across the broadcaster’s regional networks in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from this weekend until end of the 2020/21 season.
Rugby fans will be able to view an hour-long highlights programme on Sunday and Monday nights following a weekend of Guinness PRO14 action.
The BBC Scotland channel will air their highlights show on Mondays at 7pm, while fans across the UK will also be able to access the hour-long programme on the BBC iPlayer from 7pm on Mondays.
Highlights of the Welsh regions’ fixtures will appear as part of BBC Wales Scrum V programme on Sunday evenings.
In Northern Ireland the highlights will initially be shown at 11.15pm on Mondays.
PRO14 Rugby would like to extend their gratitude to Premier Sports for their part in this new partnership and remind fans that every Guinness PRO14 game can be viewed on Premier Sports live in HD.
Dermot Rigley, Commercial Director of PRO14 Rugby said: “BBC’s return to the Guinness PRO14 is terrific news for our fans and adds yet another committed broadcast partner to our Championship. As a tournament we have set a new standard by ensuring every single game is available live to our viewers in the UK and now with our highlights available to Free-To-Air audiences via BBC, rugby fans will have unprecedented access to the Guinness PRO14.
Grigor Stirling, Sport Commissioning Executive, BBC Scotland said: “We are delighted we’ve secured this agreement to bring the best of the action from PRO14 over the next two seasons. It’s a welcome addition to our wide portfolio of sports on the channel, and we’re sure that rugby fans will enjoy the Championship highlights after each round on our new programme.”
The BBC schedule following Round 6 of the Guinness PRO14:
BBC2 Wales – Sunday, Scrum V (regions fixtures) at 5pm
BBC Scotland Channel – Monday, hour-long programme at 7pm
BBC2 Northern Ireland – Monday, hour-long programme at 11.05pm
BBC2 Wales – Monday, hour-long programme at 10.35pm
BBC iPlayer – Monday, hour-long programme available from 7pm