Amazon Prime Video users in the UK will be able to watch live coverage of this year’s Autumn Nations Series rugby union internationals.
Prime Video will stream 17 out of 20 games. The Amazon deal includes all England, France, Italy, Scotland and Wales fixtures. Channel 4 and RTÉ will show Ireland home games free-to-air for this year only. However, Ireland’s Rugby Football Union has confirmed that 2022 Autumn games will move to Amazon.
Coverage starts on the 30th October 2021, with Scotland v Tonga, live from Murrayfield.
The deal seals Amazon’s long-term commitment to rugby union. It made its debut as the broadcaster of the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup.
Ben Morel, chief executive of the Six Nations, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Prime Video again for the broadcast of the Autumn Nations Series. They were a fantastic partner last year and we share the same ambition to establish an exciting series that fans will engage with and enjoy.”
“We have worked closely with all our unions to agree a schedule of fixtures, that minimises overlaps making it possible for supporters in UK and Ireland to watch every single match from the home teams in a series that will showcase the best teams in the northern hemisphere against the best teams in the southern hemisphere, with Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa all featuring.”
Amazon Prime Video is available at no extra charge to Amazon Prime customers.