‘Don’t make Six Nations free-to-air’, says chief exec

John Feehan warns Communications Minister Alex White against move

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
20th September, 2015
Six Nations chief executive John Feehan

Six Nations chief executive John Feehan wrote to Minister for Communications Alex White last week to ask him – once again – not to make the Irish portion of the rugby competition’s television rights free-to-air. It comes as the deal was finally signed with the BBC and ITV over the British portion of the competition’s television rights.

The Six Nations chief points out that the organisation made the decision to commit...

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