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Autumn Nations Cup Rugby Union To Be Available On Prime Video UK With Exclusive Matches At No Extra Cost To A Prime Membership

11/09/2020

Amazon Prime Video secures rights to this Autumn’s brand new international Rugby Union tournament featuring England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy, Georgia and Fiji

The competition, played across four weekends of games, will be the first competitive Autumn international tournament and the first full tournament after a six month break in international rugby

The games will be fronted by Gabby Logan alongside Bryan Habana and other top class rugby names

 

LONDON, UK– 11 September 2020  – Amazon today announces that this November and December, live international Rugby Union will be coming to Prime Video in the UK for a brand new tournament – the  Autumn Nations Cup, with matches exclusively available. Live rugby joins a host of live sports available on Prime Video at no extra cost to Prime members, including US Open Tennis and Premier League football.

The Autumn Nations Cup will be the first competitive Autumn international tournament and the first full tournament after a six month break for international rugby. The tournament will be played across four weekends of games featuring the Six Nations, namely England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy and two guest teams: Georgia and Fiji. Every game, apart from Ireland’s three pool matches which will be shown live on Channel 4, will be available exclusively on Prime Video in the UK. Prime Video will also co-broadcast the England v Ireland fixture, played at Twickenham alongside Channel 4.  The games will run from Friday 13th November until Sunday 6th December and be fronted by Gabby Logan, Bryan Habana and other top class rugby names who will deliver the on screen action to fans.  The tournament starts as a round-robin format featuring two groups, each containing three of the Six Nations teams and one guest team, concluding with a knock-out finals weekend. Prime Video’s exclusive fixtures will include seismic clashes including Wales v England and England v Ireland as well as all Finals featuring the top performing teams from both groups.

“We are excited and privileged to work with Six Nations Rugby and the eight participating unions in to bring this new tournament to viewers across the UK on Prime Video,” said Alex Green, MD Prime Video Sport Europe.  “It is a unique event bringing a new level of competitiveness to Autumn international rugby and will offer something back to all the fans who have missed top-level rugby.  We will be offering mouth-watering clashes featuring the top international teams in the Northern Hemisphere exclusively to UK Prime members at no additional charge to their membership.”

Ben Morel, CEO Six Nations Rugby commented, “We are delighted to welcome Amazon Prime Video on board as a broadcast partner for the Autumn Nations Cup, and to have such a major global player demonstrate their commitment to rugby is a tremendous endorsement for our game. Amazon Prime Video has already established a reputation for delivering high level production in live sport which we have seen through their coverage of the Premier League, ATP and WTA Tennis, and NFL. We are hugely excited by their initial plans for the Autumn Nations Cup and are confident rugby lovers will thoroughly enjoy the coverage.”

The Autumn Nations Cup supports a growing line-up of live sports on Prime Video, including Premier League football matches and ATP, WTA and US Open Tennis in the UK plus NFL Thursday Night Football games available to customers worldwide. This is in addition to a selection of Amazon Original sports docuseries, including All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, All or Nothing: Manchester City, All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, and All or Nothing seasons with American Football teams, as well as Andy Murray: Resurfacing, women’s No.1 tennis film, Unraveling Athena, Take Us Home: Leeds United and Steven Gerrard’s Make Us Dream. Coverage will be available to watch with the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, games consoles, set-top-boxes, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, or online.

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