Six Nations coverage on the BBC

The BBC TV team

John Inverdale and Gabby Logan (centre) and pundits Jeremy Guscott (left) and Jonathan Davies (right)

BBC Sport will have exclusive television coverage of the start and the conclusion of the 2016 Six Nations Championship.

Live coverage of eight games includes the Calcutta Cup between Scotland and England on 6 February, and France against England on 19 March.

There will be minute-by-minute coverage of all the Home Nations games on BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra, and across the BBC’s digital platforms.

Seven matches will be on ITV.

For the first time, fans can sign up for push alerts and the new My Sport service on the BBC Sport app, which provides a more personalised offer.

This is the first year of a new six-year deal between the BBC and ITV to share the broadcast rights to the Six Nations.

A new Sunday evening highlights programme Six Nations Rugby Special will also have the best of the action.

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Six Nations 2015: Ireland parade trophy at Murrayfield

There will also be weekly round-ups of the Women’s Six Nations Championship and all of the action can be followed on the BBC Sport website.

“We go into 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,” Barbara Slater, BBC director of sport, said.

“More than 24 million people watched the BBC’s coverage of last year’s Six Nations and this year we will be there again, from the first kick to the final whistle, to deliver a truly fantastic championship.”

The BBC’s broadcasting team will include expert analysis from some of the biggest names in the sport, including Jeremy Guscott, Matt Dawson, Jonathan Davies, Keith Wood and Gavin Hastings.

All Ireland games will be live on BBC Radio Ulster, all Scotland games will be live on BBC Radio Scotland, and all Wales games are live on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.

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