- England captain discusses impact if BBC and ITV lose rights
- ‘If it is significant in terms of viewers … that’s a real challenge’
Owen Farrell fears the prospect of losing the Six Nations on free-to-air television would be a “real challenge” for the sport to maintain its audience if the championship went behind a paywall.
The England captain expressed his concern the day after the BBC’s head of sport, Barbara Slater, warned the culture, media and sport select committee that the corporation may not be able to afford the rights to televise matches in the future.
Written by Andy Bull
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