What time is the Six Nations 2016 on telly?

What time is the Six Nations 2016 on telly?

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By Sandrine Tabalo,
Wednesday, 20th January 2016
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The BBC and ITV have revealed who will broadcast which matches from the Six Nations 2016 and what time they'll be on.

This marks the beginning of a six-year partnership with the two channels.

Both ITV and the BBC will provide extensive coverage online and on television.

This will be the first time that the BBC has shared the Six Nations and the channels will show an equal number of home games from next month's fixtures.

However The Telegraph identified that over the course of the new deal, the BBC will lose two-thirds of England games.  

After ITV’s record-breaking coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2015, the channel will return to Twickenham to broadcast all of England's home games in the stadium.

Last year the two broadcasters joined forces in a battle to outbid Sky Sports in covering next month's tournament. This was to ensure that the games remained on terrestrial television.

Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with ITV to continue to bring audiences free-to-air access to rugby’s greatest championship.

“We go in to the 2016 Six Nations with a BBC line-up that combines expert analysis from true legends of the game, a strong presenting team that the public knows and loves, along with new digital innovations bringing audiences closer to the action than ever before.”

ITV Director of Sport Niall Sloane said: “We’re delighted to be bringing rugby fans first-class live action from key games in what is set to be one of the most thrilling 6 Nations tournaments ever.

“This is the first time ITV will be broadcasting this superb tournament and we're delighted to be able to provide free to air coverage to viewers in partnership with the BBC.”

The Six Nations kicks off on Saturday 6 February on BBC One at 2:45pm with France v Italy. 

A breakdown of what time the Six Nations 2016 is on:

Date Time Fixture Location Channel

Saturday 6 February


 2:25pm  France v Italy  Stade de France BBC One 

Saturday 6 February


 4:50pm Scotland v England  Murrayfield BBC One

Sunday 7 February


 3:00pm Ireland v Wales  Aviva Stadium ITV

Saturday 13 February


 2:25pm France v Ireland  Stade de France BBC One

Saturday 13 February


 4:50pm Wales v Scotland  Prinicipality  Stadium BBC One

Sunday 14 February


 2:00pm Italy v England  Stadio Olimpico ITV

Friday 26 February


 8:05pm Wales v France   Stadium BBC One

Saturday 27 February


 2:25pm Italy v Scotland  Stadio Olimpico ITV

Saturday 27 February


 4:50pm England v Ireland  Twickenham ITV

Saturday 12 March


 1:30pm Ireland v Italy  Aviva Stadium ITV

Saturday 12 March


 4:00pm England v Wales  Twickenham ITV

Sunday 13 March


 3:00pm Scotland v France  Murrayfield BBC One 

Saturday 19 March


 2:30pm Wales v Italy  Principality Stadium BBC One 

Saturday 19 March


 5:00pm Ireland v Scotland  Aviva Stadium ITV

Saturday 19 March


 8:00pm France v England  Stade de France BBC One 

(Source: BBC and ITV)


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The BBC and ITV have revealed who will broadcast which matches from the Six Nations 2016 and what time they'll be on.