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Argentina vs Scotland On The Telly!

The BBC has announced it will provide television coverage of Scotland’s summer tour tests in Argentina. Yup, that’s right: television. Pictures. Not some half garbled illegal internet stream live from someone’s house in Buenos Aires. But actual moving TV pictures!

Both matches, which kick-off at 1945 BST, will be shown live on BBC Two Scotland, with radio commentary and website streaming also available. (BBC Sport Article)

This will mean that with the other summer tours being shown on Sky (who never seemed inclined to cover Scotland), Scotland will be the only home nation with free-to-air coverage of their matches (although S4C may have some sort of arrangement for Wales).

This is great news for Scottish rugby fans and BBC Scotland is to be applauded for this move.

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3 Responses

  1. Well just us stateside will have to watch the shady low-quality warbled internet streams… Why did Setanta have to die?

  2. It will be available on the BBC site I think, if you can get access to view it there (possibly not without a proxy).

  3. Rory, thanks but I think for the most part the BBC stuff is UK only as well. It was that way for the Six Nations and the Autumn Internationals so unless the rights somehow changed I have a feeling it will still be that way. BBC America has been broadcasting some rugby now with the 6 Nations but none of the Scotland matches were carried. Fox Soccer has launched a 2nd network with the broadcast rights they picked off Setanta’s body but they failed to give rugby the proper push before (During the Lions tour in 2005, they would show the games at 1-2 AM, 24 hours after the games were played. Ridiculous.) so it might be on one of those two…

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