Setanta used to be the primary way to watch the RBS Six Nations rugby either live in a pub or tape-delayed via a home subscription.
However, the recent transfer of the broadcast rights to Fox Soccer Channel worried rugby fans around the country as Fox has a spotty record when it comes to broadcasting the sport in America and Canada.
Today these fears were confirmed as Fox Sports Plus (a sister network of Fox Soccer Channel) announced their rugby line-up in advance of the March 1 network launch.
The new network also will televise rugby from the Magners League, the Guinness Premiership and the Heineken Cup…
Critically, no international matches of any sort are listed, though some viewers will be happy that at least the domestic competitions will still be aired.
It’s now clear that the attack against live rugby tests is under serious threat.
Thankfully, rugby fans across America have been treated to live, high-definition coverage of about one-third of the 2010 Six Nations Championship. If you’d like to see more international rugby on TV, please be sure to sign our petition.