The Women’s Six Nations tournament has agreed a one year broadcasting deal with US broadcaster, Fox.
The revamped competition’s partnership with Fox means that it will be broadcast in 130 territories and over 100 million different households.
Ben Morel, Six Nations chief executive, said: “We’re thrilled to have Fox Sports as a broadcast partner, and excited fans in the US will be able to watch all the action from this year’s championship.
“Driving visibility of the Women’s Six Nations is crucial to the growth of the game. Expanding global coverage is a major part of that and an important stepping-stone in our long-term ambitions for the women’s game.”
Henri Kamerling, managing director of rugby and global partnerships at Pitch International, added: “The new partnership is a reflection of the appeal the Women’s Six Nations has to viewers from around the world.
“We know this tournament’s reach will have a profound impact on its future growth and we’re delighted to play a role in taking it forward.”
The tournaments first round of games began this weekend, as England beat Scotland 52-10, while France hammered Wales 53-0. England will take on Italy this Saturday at 2pm GMT.
Author: Fred Dobberson